Are You a Victim?

Does Your Partner:

  • Yell at you, call you names, put you down, or make you feel bad about yourself?
  • Make you do something humiliating or degrading or embarrass you in front of others?
  • Monitor or control what you do, what you wear, where you go, or who you see or talk to?
  • Often accuse you of cheating on them?
  • Keep you from seeing your friends or family members?
  • Prevent you from going to work or school?
  • Force you or try to persuade you to drop the petitions or charges you have filed?
  • Take your money, make you ask for money, or refuse to give you money?
  • Make all the big decisions, control the finances, or restrict your access to accounts and important papers?
  • Intentionally damage your possessions or threaten to do so?
  • Tell you that you are a bad parent or threaten to take away or hurt your children?
  • Hurt or threaten to hurt your pets as a way to control or punish you?
  • Tell you that you are nothing without them or that you will lose everything if you leave them?
  • Shove, slap, hit, punch, or choke you, your children, or your pets?
  • Intimidate or threaten you with guns, knives, or other weapons?
  • Pressure or force you to do things sexually that you do not want to do?
  • Threaten to kill you?
  • Threaten to commit suicide if you do not do what they want you to?
  • Minimize the abuse and act like it is no big deal?
  • Refuse to take responsibility for the abuse and blame you, others, or circumstances?
  • Deny abusing you altogether?

Do You:

  • Ever feel like you are walking on eggshells?
  • Sometimes feel scared of how your partner will act or react?
  • Always do what your partner wants instead of what you want?
  • Try not to do anything that would cause conflict or make your partner angry?
  • Constantly make excuses to other people for your partner’s behavior?
  • Believe that you can help your partner change if only you change yourself?
  • Stay with your partner because you are afraid of what they would do if you broke up with them?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, you may be in an abusive relationship.

You are not alone, and we are here to help! Start by visiting us at the Knoxville Family Justice Center, 400 Harriet Tubman Street, Knoxville, TN 37915, Monday-Friday, 8:00am-4:00pm, or call us at (865) 521-6336. You can view our Services to learn more about how we can help you.