Embarrass you with put-downs?
Control what you do, who you see or talk to or where you go?
Look at you or act in ways that scare you?
Push you, slap you, choke you or hit you?
Stop you from seeing your friends or family members?
Tell you that you’re a bad parent or threaten to take away your children?
Act like the abuse is no big deal, deny the abuse or tell you it’s your own fault?
Destroy your property or threaten to kill your pets?
Intimidate you with guns, knives or other weapons?
Attempt to force you to drop criminal charges?
Threaten to commit suicide, or threaten to kill you?
Control the money in the relationship? Take your money or Social Security check, make you ask for money or refuse to give you money?
If you checked even one, you may be in an abusive relationship.
Don’t hesitate to call us at 505-334-7948 or the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE if anything you read raises a red flag about your own relationship or that of someone you know.
Permission was granted by the National Domestic Violence Hotline for the SJCSO to use this quiz.