Are You in an Abusive Relationship?

  1. Have you stopped spending time with friends or family because of your partner’s jealousy?
  2. Are you forced to explain and justify every place you go, everything you do, or every person you see to avoid making your partner angry?
  3. Does your partner ridicule, criticize, belittle or insult you?
  4. Are you afraid to disagree with your partner?
  5. Has your partner ever hit, slapped, shoved, kicked or thrown things at you?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, you are likely in an abusive relationship.

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)