Sunday, September 26, 2010

Identifying Abuse
(From the National Domestic Abuse Hotline)
Does your partner:
* Embarrass you with put downs
* Look at or act in ways that scare you
* Control who, what you do, see, talk to or go see
* Isolate you from friends, family members or supporters
* Manipulate you with control of money
* Dominate all decisions
* Criticize your parenting and threaten to take away or hurt your children
* Prevent you from working or attending school
* Deny or downplay abuse or try to blame you for "provoking" it
* Destroy your property
* Intimidate you with guns, knives or other weapons
* Shove you, slap you, choke you, hit you or hurt you in some way
* Force you to drop charges
* Threaten to take their life
* Threaten to kill you, children or others
If you answered "YES" to just one of these questions your risk of living in an abusive situation is very high. Please seek out the proper help for yourself if this may be happening in your life.

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