What is domestic violence?
Domestic violence is a pattern of behavior in any relationship that is used to gain or maintain power and control over another person. It can happen to people of any race, age, sexual orientation, religion, gender, socioeconomic class, and education level.
Are You in an Abusive Situation?
You may be in an abusive relationship if your partner:
- Calls you names, insults you, or continually criticizes you.
- Does not trust you and acts jealous or possessive.
- Tries to isolate you from family or friends.
- Monitors where you go, who you call, and who you spend time with.
- Hurts or threatens to hurt you, your children, your family or your pets.
- Forces you to leave your home or keeps you from leaving.
- Humiliates you in any way.
- Does not allow you es not allow you to spend your money freely or takes it away from you.
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Helping a Friend
- Listen to and believe them
- Do not minimize their struggle
- Do not judge or blame them
- Reassure them that the abuse is not their fault
- Offer support and resources
- Allow them to keep important papers and personal belonging at your house if necessary
- Visit http://www.acadv.org/friends.html
How to Report Abuse - Call Your Local Police Department