SIGNS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
Does your partner:
- behave in an over-protective manner or become extremely jealous?
- threaten to hurt you, your children, pets, family members, friends or themselves?
- call, text, or email you at an excessive rate?
- deny you access to resources, such as: bank accounts, credit cards, or the car, or control all finances and force you to account for what you spend?
- prevent you from seeing family or friends?
- get suddenly angry or lose their temper?
- destroy personal property or throw things around?
- control how you dress?
- withhold medication or deny you access to health care?
- threaten to reveal your personal medical status or history?
- use your status within a religious community to harass, threaten, or intimidate you?
- participate in behaviors that make you question your mental health?
- threaten to expose your citizenship status or have you deported?
- use intimidation or manipulation to control you or your children?
- hit, punch, slap, kick, shove, choke or bite you?
- deny you access to your immigration documents?
- control where you go, when you can go, and who you are with?
- make you perform sexual acts that you did not want to do?
- control your expression of gender identity or sexual orientation?
- threaten to “out” you if you are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or queer?
- humiliate or embarrass you in front of other people?
- exploit their military status to prevent you from leaving?
- prevent you from completing your schoolwork or work tasks?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, you may be a victim of domestic violence. You are not to blame and you are not alone. Help is available. Click here to find your local domestic violence service provider.