Does your boyfriend or girlfriend . . .

o Call you names, make fun of you? Put you down?

o Act extremely jealous and  possessive?

o Want to know where you are at all times? Check up on you?

o Call and text you constantly? Does he or she get angry if you don’t respond immediately or aren’t available?

o Criticize your friends, family, clothes, interests?

o Tell you what you can and can’t do?

o Pressure or force you to do things that make you uncomfortable or go against your values? Pressure or force you to have sex?

o Threaten to hurt you, your pets, family & friends?

o Threaten to hurt him or herself if you break up?

o Cause you to stop spending time with friends & family, or you avoid them to keep him or her from getting angry?

o Hit, push, pinch, grab, shove, pull or do other violent things to you?

If you said yes to any of the above, then you are probably in an abusive relationship. It is important that you get help. Abuse only increases over time.