Am I in an Abusive Relationship?

You may be in an abusive relationship if:

  • You are frightened by your partner’s temper
  • You feel intimidated by your partner
  • You often give in because you are afraid of your partner’s reaction
  • You apologize to yourself and others for your partner’s behavior when you are treated badly
  • You find yourself being criticized for daily things, such as your cooking, clothes, and/or appearance
  • You are humiliated or degraded by name-calling, put-downs, or accusations
  • Your partner makes frequent threats to withhold money, resources, take away the children or have an affair
  • You have been forced or pressured into having sex
  • You have been kicked, hit, shoved, restrained or had things thrown at you by your partner
  • You have been stopped from seeing family and/or friends
  • You feel isolated and alone
  • You experience a pattern of violence in your relationship