The following list are common signs of domestic violence in a relationship.
- Embarrass you with bad names and put-downs?
- Look at you or act in ways that scare you?
- Control what you do, whom you see or talk to, or where you go?
- Stop you from seeing or talking to friends or family?
- Take your money or Social Security, make you ask for money, or refuse to give you money?
- Make all the decisions?
- Tell you you’re a bad parent or threaten to take away or hurt your children?
- Act like the abuse is no big deal, it’s your fault, or even deny doing it?
- Destroy your property or threaten to kill your pets?
- Intimidate you with guns, knives, or other weapons?
- Shove you, slap you, or hit you?
- Force you to drop charges?
- Threaten to commit suicide?
- Threaten to kill you?
- Monitor your time and make you account for every minute when you run errands, go to work, etc.?
- Pressure you into sex?
- Tell you no one else will love you?
- Interfere with your ability to work?
If you answered yes to even one of these questions, you may be in an abusive relationship.
(Above bullets from NHCADSV.org)
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- Create a safety plan.
- Attend a support group.
- Request an advocate to accompany you to the hospital, police station, Child Advocacy Centers and courts.