This is Abuse

If it sounds like we’re talking about you, you are not alone.

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Do you feel…


Confused about your relationship?

That you are “walking on eggshells”?

Like you can’t spend time with family or friends?

As if you can’t do anything right?

Like you are in a relationship with two completely different people?

That you need to justify everything you do?

Worried that your relationship isn’t healthy?

Afraid of your partner?

Like you avoid certain topics out of fear of angering your partner?

Emotionally numb or helpless?

Like you dread going home or seeing your partner?


Like you get blamed for your partner’s anger or bad mood?

Feel your social connections and support system diminishing?

Does your partner…


Call you names or put you down?

Keep you from leaving when you want to leave?

Force you to do things sexually you don’t feel comfortable doing?

Act excessively jealous or possessive?

Control where you go or what you do?

Call you crazy or make you question what you know is real?

Keep you from seeing your friends or family?

Limit your access to money, the phone or transportation?

Hurt you or threaten to hurt or kill you?

Threaten to take your children away or harm them?

Threaten to commit suicide if you leave?

Force you to have sex?

Destroy your belongings or sentimental items?

Threaten to “out” you at work or to family or friends?

Threaten to use the law against you?

Threaten to use your immigration status against you?

Invalidate your feelings or make you feel crazy?

If it sounds like we’re talking about you, you are not alone.

We believe you. It is not your fault.

We are here to support you, to offer you resources and to provide you with the information you need to make safe choices for yourself in a confidential environment.

You can be safe. You can do this.

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