You don’t have to live with the abuse. Take control of your life.
Am I being abused?
Does your partner:
Call you bad names and put you down?
Control what you do, who you see, where you go?
Isolate you from your friends and family?
Prevent you from having or keeping a job?
Destroy your personal property or sentimental items?
Throw objects at you?
Hit, slap, punch, choke, kick or bit you?
Use your children against you or threaten to take them away?
Intimidate you with guns, knives, or other weapons?
Blame you for his violent actions?
Force you to have sex against your will?
Threaten to injure you, the children or themselves if you leave?
If you answered yes to even one of these questions you may be a victim of domestic violence.
You Have the Right:
To live in a healthy and safe home
To expect help and respect
To make your own choices including the decision to leave the abusive situation
To see and talk to friends and family
To your feelings