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The Signs of Domestic Abuse

Has your partner ever forced you to do something that you did not want to do?

Has your partner ever tried to prevent you from taking necessary medication, or seeking medical help when you felt you needed it?

Has your partner ever tried to control you by telling you that you could be deported because of your immigration status?

Has your partner ever threatened to take your children away, or said they would refuse to let you take them with you, or even to see them, if you left them?

Has your partner ever forced or harassed you to have sex with them or with other people? Have they made you participate in sexual activities that you were uncomfortable with?

Has your partner ever tried to prevent you leaving the house?

Does your partner blame their use of alcohol or drugs, mental health condition or family history for their behaviour?

Does your partner control your use of alcohol or drugs (for example, by forcing your intake or by withholding substances)?

If you have answered Yes to one or more of these questions, you may be in an abusive relationship. If you would like to receive help and support phone our Helpline on 01483 776822

Does your partner keep you from seeing your friends or family?

Does your partner make it hard for you to continue or start studying, or from going to work?

Does your partner constantly check your whereabouts or follow you?

Are you frequently unfairly questioned on flirting or having affairs with others?

Does your partner make you feel humiliated?

Does your partner frequently or constantly criticise and/or insult you?

Are you ever in fear of your partner?

Have you ever changed your behaviour because you are afraid of what your partner might do or say to you?

Has your partner ever destroyed any of your possessions deliberately?

Has your partner ever physically harmed, hurt or threatened you or your children?

Has your partner ever kept you short of money so you are unable to buy food and other necessary items for yourself and your children?

Has your partner ever forced you to do something that you did not want to do?