- Hit punch, slap, kick, shove or bite you?
- Threaten to hurt you or your children?
- Threaten to hurt friends or family members?
- Have sudden outbursts of anger or rage?
- Behave in an overprotective manner?
- Become jealous without reason?
- Prevent you from seeing family or friends?
- Prevent you from going where you want, when you want, without repercussions?
- Prevent you from working or attending school?
- Destroy personal property or sentimental items?
- Deny you access to family assets such as bank accounts, credit cards
- Control all finances and force you to account for what you spend?
- Force you to have sex against your will?
- Force you to engage in sexual acts you do not enjoy?
- Insult you or call you derogatory racial or sexual names?
- Use intimidation or manipulation to control you or your children?
- Humiliate you in front of others?
- Turn minor incidents into major arguments?
- Abuse or threaten to abuse pets?
If you answered yes to one or more of the above. . .you might be abused. You are not alone. Domestic violence is a crime. For help, call the New York State Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-942-6906, English & español/Multi-language Accessibility. Deaf or Hard of Hearing: 711.
* Partner refers to persons in intimate relationships, i.e., husband, lover, etc.