Millions of women are physically, sexually, or emotionally abused every year by someone they know and love - their husband or partner. It happens to women of all ages, races, religions and income levels.
Domestic violence includes:
can sense irritability. Feels she can and must resolve situation. Withdraws
from partner. Partner senses her withdrawal. Tension increases. Sometimes woman
may ignite situation to get it over with.
of stages lasting from 5 minutes or 5 days. Abuse ranges from pushing, shoving,
kicking, punching, to the use of weapons
sorry" "It will never happen again" Flowers, gifts. Denial of incident
and minimizing the hurt.
Does you partner...
Threaten to hurt or kill you, your children or your pets?
Say it's your fault if he or she hits you...then promises it will not happen again (but it does)?
Put you down in public or keeps you from contacting family or friends?
Throw you down, push, hit, choke, kick or slap you?
Force you to have sex when you don't want to?
Take your money or refuse to give you money?
Threaten to commit suicide?
Intimidate you with guns, knives or other weapons?
If you have checked even one of the above, you may be in an abusive relationship. If you need to talk, call your nearest crisis