Relationship Violence

What is it?

If a person is using relationship violence against someone, it means that they have a pattern of intimidating, threatening, or actually physically, emotionally, or sexually abusing another person. They do this in order to maintain power and control over their partner. Relationship violence can also occur between same-gender partners.

Is my partner using relationship violence against me? Answer these questions to find out.

Have you experienced or observed any of the following:

  • You are afraid to disagree with your partner.
  • Your partner's temper scares you.
  • Your partner tries to cut you off from friends and family.
  • Your partner has threatened to commit suicide if you leave.
  • Your partner is very jealous.
  • You have been afraid to say no to sex.
  • Your partner becomes violent after drinking.
  • Your partner tries to control the way you dress, and/or who you see.
  • Your partner has hit, shoved, grabbed, slapped, pushed or kicked you.

Even if you said yes to ONLY ONE of the above behaviors, but it has happened with any frequency, this is a sign that you may be in danger. Do not wait another day. Click here to find out how to get help for relationship violence.