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Signs of Intimate Partner & Family Violence

Signs of Abuse/Red Flags

Do you…

  • Feel afraid of your partner?
  • Feel that you can’t do anything right?
  • Get embarrassed by your partner’s behavior toward you?
  • Believe that you deserve to be hurt or mistreated?
  • Avoid topics or situations out of fear of angering your partner?
  • Want to leave your partner but believe there is no help for you?

Does your partner…

  • Act jealous, possessive, or controlling?
  • Humiliate, criticize, or yell at you?
  • Blame you for his/her behavior?
  • Lie often or deny that events happened?
  • Break promises often?
  • Have mood swings or change personalities suddenly?
  • Act differently when other people are around?
  • Make you feel stupid, ugly, worthless, or lazy?
  • Have a short temper?
  • Punch walls or throw things?
  • Unjustly accuse you of cheating?
  • Threaten to hurt you?
  • Threaten to take your children away?
  • Threaten to harm your children or pets?
  • Force you to have sex?
  • Ask you to do things sexually that make you uncomfortable?
  • Keep you from seeing friends and family?
  • Limit your access to money or necessities?
  • Keep you from getting a job or going to school?
  • Constantly check up on you?
  • Threaten to kill or hurt him/herself if you leave?