Are You in an Abusive Relationship?
- Have you stopped spending time with friends or family because of your partner’s jealousy?
- Are you forced to explain and justify every place you go, everything you do, and every person you see to avoid making your partner angry?
- Does your partner ridicule, criticize, belittle or insult you?
- Are you afraid to disagree with your partner?
- Has your partner ever hit, slapped, shoved, kicked or thrown things at you?
What is Domestic Violence?
Domestic Violence is a pattern of abusive and controlling behaviors that some individuals use against their intimate partners or former partners. It may include any or all of the following:
- Physical Abuse: Hitting, slapping, punching, kicking, choking, using weapons or other objects to cause injury.
- Sexual Abuse: Forcing a partner to engage in unwanted sexual activity; treating a partner like a sex object.
- Emotional Abuse: Name-calling or put-downs, jealousy, denying or shifting blame, threatening to harm self or others, lying, abusing children or pets, stalking.
- Property/Economic Abuse: Withholding money or basic needs such as food, shelter, or medical treatment; stealing or destroying belongings or money; interfering or sabotaging a partner’s job or education.
- Isolation: Being secluded from friends and family; limiting outside involvement; not allowing use of car, phone, or other methods of communication.
Susan B. Anthony Project CAN Help!
The Susan B. Anthony Project Provides:
- One-on-one support counseling
- Day and evening appointments available
- Emergency shelter
- Transitional living program
- Help with restraining orders
- Weekly support groups
- Legal advocacy
- Medical advocacy
- Referrals to other services as necessary
No one deserves to be abused | Help is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Always free and completely confidential
24-Hour Crisis Line 860.482.7133 (or toll-free 1.888.774.2900)
Facts and Statistics About Domestic Violence
- Nearly one in four women in the United States reports experiencing violence by a current or former spouse or boyfriend at some point in her life.
- Women are much more likely than men to be victimized by a current or former intimate partner.Women are 84 percent of spouse abuse victims and 86 percent of victims of abuse at the hands of a boyfriend or girlfriend. About three-fourths of the persons who commit family violence are male.
- Women ages 20 to 24 are at the greatest risk of experiencing nonfatal intimate partner violence.
(U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics, 2007)