Coming to the realization that you are in an abusive relationship or perhaps you are the abuser can be mind blogging especially if there is passion involved. Being unable to see the signs or how to interpret the signs can lead to one becoming a victim to an abusive partner. I am not sure why this topic came to mind but it is an important topic to discuss. It is important to discuss because many people have became victimize and do not realize it. Perhaps you see the abuse as “not so bad” or “its love”, these are unacceptable excuses for no one deserves to be in an abusive relationship. I was strolling through Dr. Phil’s website and came across this checklist. Please review the checklist and see if you answer “yes” to any of the questions, if so, there are people out here that can and are willing to help you. Do not subject yourself to being abused or being the abuser, get help to overcome. Life is beautiful and no one deserves to be a victim.
Does your partner:
Isolate you from friends, family members or supporters?
Embarrass you with put-downs?
Look or act in ways that scare you?
Control what you do or who you see or talk to?
Manipulate you with control of money?
Dominate all decisions?
Criticize your parenting and threaten to take away or hurt your children?
Prevent you from working or attending school?
Deny or downplay abuse or try to blame you for "provoking" it?
Destroy your property?
Intimidate you with guns, knives or other weapons?
Shove you, slap you, choke you or hit you?
Force you to drop charges?
Threaten to commit suicide?
Threaten to kill you?
If you answered yes to even one of these warning signs, you may be in an abusive relationship. For support and more information please call The National Domestic Violence Hotline at (800) 799-SAFE (7233) or at TTY (800) 787-3224.
Source: Dr. Phil.com