1. The affected person is not alone!
4. Does your partner insist on controlling all finances (by):
forcing you to explain everything you spend or take your money
not letting you use the family bank account, car, or credit card
preventing you from getting a job or going to school
5. Does your partner practice emotional and psychological control (by):
calling you names, “putting you down”, or constantly criticizing you and your abilities as a partner or parent
preventing you from going where you want to, with whom you want to, when you want to
embarrassing or humiliating you in front of others
showing weapons as a way of making you afraid, or threatening you with weapons
threatening to harm the children, or take them away
threatening to report you to the authorities for something you didn’t do
6. Does yout partner commit acts of physical violence (by):
pushing, grabbing, slapping, hitting, or choking you
forcing you to have sex when you don’t want to
forcing you to participate in sexual acts that you don’t want to
throwing things around or destroying personal property
If you checked more than three (3) boxes above, see a physician or talk with someone you trust to get help.
For additional information we refer you to the following sources:
- National Center for Injury Prevention and Control at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Tel. (770) 448-1506
- National Domestic Violence Hotline, Tel. (800) 799-SAFE
- National Victim Center, Tel. (800) FYI-CALL
- Childhelp USA/National Child Abuse hotline, (800) 4A CHILD
- RAINN (Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network), Tel. (800) 656-4673.