Signs of an Unhealthy Relationship
ARE YOU IN AN ABUSIVE RELATIONSHIP?
Has your partner or ex-partner ever...
➤ Slapped, hit or shoved you?
➤ Held you down or shaken you?
➤ Locked you out of the house?
➤ Thrown, broken, or burned things?
➤ Acted very jealous, accused you of having an affair or dressing to attract a new partner?
➤ Told you that you were crazy?
➤ Made all the decisions, treated you like a servant or acted like the master of the castle?
➤ Isolated you by controlling what you do, who you see and talk to, or where you go?
➤ Used your children to make you feel guilty or used visitation as a way to harass you?
➤ Tried to keep you from getting or keeping a job?
➤ Given you an allowance instead of sharing money?
➤ Not allowed you to handle your own money, open a bank account, or apply for credit cards?
➤ Threatened to hurt or kill you if you didn’t follow his or her orders?
➤ Threatened to call Child Protective Services (CPS) and report you as an unfit parent?
➤ Threatened to call Immigration and have them deport you?
➤ Pressured or forced you to have sex when you didn’t want to?
Many of these behaviors are illegal. If you want it to stop, you can get help.
You don’t need to struggle or suffer alone.
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To learn more about the many types of abuse, please click here.
HAVE YOU THOUGHT ABOUT CALLING THE POLICE, BUT...
➤ You still love your partner?
➤ You don’t want to get your partner in trouble?
➤ You don’t want your partner to go to court or to jail, you just want your partner to get counseling?
➤ Your children need both parents?
➤ Your partner says he/she will call Immigration and have you deported if you ask for help?
➤ Your partner says he/she will call Child Protective Services (CPS), and they’ll take your children away from you?
➤ Your partner says that he or she will kill, kidnap, or hurt you or the children?
YOU DESERVE HELP! YOU CAN GET HELP!
Many people living with domestic violence feel ashamed and unworthy of asking for help. Your partner’s behavior is unacceptable, and maybe even criminal. You deserve to be free of the violence and start a peaceful life. Few people leave domestic violence without help because abusive people establish control over so many parts of their partners’ lives.
DON’T BE AFRAID TO ASK FOR HELP.