Q: What are some of the signs that I may be in an abusive relationship?
A: Some of the signs are that you partner has control over you, your children or your finances. Your partner is physically or verbally threatening. You fear going home. You feel helpless, alone, trapped or isolated. Your partner hits or berates you. Your partner puts limits or restraints on you (ie. you can't use your phone, you have to be back home at a certain time etc.
Q: Can Men Be abused?
A: Yes. Men can also be victims of domestic violence. There are support groups and resources for men. If you identify as a male and need assistance, you can contact us.
Q: what are some of the signs that my partner may be abusive?
A: Feels justified in hitting or verbally degrading you. Blames others for their actions. Drinks alcohol heavily or argues and/or hits when they are stressed. Does not believe that their violent behavior should have consequences. Presents a dual personality. Uses threats and violence as a control mechanism.