Are You in an Abusive Relationship?
Many abusers and victims don’t realize they are in an abusive situation. They might even hide it from themselves by rationalizing, minimizing or denying their experience.
Are you afraid of your partner?
Has your partner ever hit, slapped, choked or pushed you?
Is your partner very good to you most of the time but sometimes very cruel or scary?
Are you sure you’re not being abused because you fight back or you feel you deserve what you get?
Are you afraid to ask for help because you are afraid no one will understand?
If you answered yes, it’s time to seek help for you and your children.
What Children Learn When a Parent is Abusive
Nothing is safe
Women have no rights; it is okay for men to control them.
Violence is an acceptable way to solve problems.
Violence at home is normal.
Intimidation is a good way to get what you want.