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What is Domestic Violence?


Does your partner ever…

      • Insult, demean, or embarrass you with put-downs?
      • Control what you do, who you talk to, or where you go?
      • Look at you or act in ways that scare you?
      • Push you, slap you, choke you, or hit you?
      • Stop you from seeing your friends or family members?
      • Control the money in the relationship? Take your money or Social Security check, make you ask for money, or refuse to give you money?
      • Make all of the decisions without your input or consideration of your needs?
      • Tell you that you’re a bad parent or threaten to take away your children?
      • Prevent you from working or attending school?
      • Act like the abuse is no big deal, deny the abuse, or tell you it’s your own fault?
      • Destroy your property or threaten to kill your pets?
      • Intimidate you with guns, knives, or other weapons?
      • Attempt to force you to drop criminal charges?
      • Threaten to commit suicide, or threaten to kill you?

If you answered ‘yes’ to even one of these questions, you may be in an unhealthy or abusive relationship.


Domestic violence can happen to anyone of any race, age, sexual orientation, religion, gender, or socioeconomic background. It can happen to people who are married, living together, or dating. It can also happen to people who have a child in common, people who have been in a past romantic relationship, or people living together as platonic roommates or friends. Abuse is a repetitive pattern of behaviors to maintain power and control over an intimate partner. These behaviors cause physical harm, arouse fear, prevent a partner from doing what they wish, or force them to behave in ways they do not want. Abuse includes the use of physical and sexual violence, threats and intimidation, emotional abuse, and economic deprivation. Many of these different forms of abuse can occur simultaneously. Tell Me More