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.