Need to Know if There’s Violence in a Relationship?

I am a survivor of domestic violence. But many folks just don’t know what that really means.

Am I or Arent I?

Heres a little info to help you determine that.

A victim of emotional abuse is when the partner:

  • Repeatedly gives you destructive criticism, verbal threats and browbeating.
  • Always claims to be right.
  • Excludes you from making decisions and claims to be the head of the household.
  • Abuses your trust by lying, hiding important information and papers, cheating or being inappropriately jealous.
  • Minimizes or denies abusive behavior.
  • Constantly shows disrespect, puts you down or embarrasses you in front of others.
  • Harasses you by following you or checking up on you.
  • Prevents you from seeing your relatives or friends or insists on going everywhere with you.
  • Monitors your phone calls.

A victim of physical abuse is when the partner:

  • Intimidates you through angry or threatening gestures.
  • Destroys your belongings or household items.
  • Coerces you to have sex or perform sexual acts against your will.
  • Kicks, bites, stabs, pushes, burns or chokes you.
  • Uses weapons to threaten or harm you or others you love.

You can find out more about domestic violence and abuse here.

I hope this helps you or someone you know. It isn’t fun being in an abusive relationship. It is very much like being addicted to a drug, so hard to get away from it, but mainly due to fears.

If it is someone you know, please help them. Before its too late.

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