A Dangerous Partner is any person who can cause damage to their partner’s emotional, physical, financial, sexual, or spiritual health
Emotional Abuse and Emotional Manipulation
- Has your partner insisted that anything you wanted for yourself was selfish and/or wrong?
- Is affection withheld to “punish” you for any violations of their rules?
- Are you intimidated you in any way?
- Has anyone been threatened, if/when you left?
- Does your partner make you feel afraid, or like you needed to be “careful” around them?
- Do you ever feel like you are walking on eggshells?
- Are you forced to ask for money, or does it seem like your money is completely funneled to your partner?
- Does your partner have control of the family finances, so you didn’t even know what or when money was being spent?
- Does your partner prevent you from taking a job you wanted, or going to school?
- Does your partner force you, either directly or through manipulation, to quit a job you had?
- Does your partner make jokes about their treatment of you, insists that they never did anything to hurt you, or blame you for their behavior?
- Does your partner ever make you do things you felt were wrong or illegal?
- Do you questions your choices and beliefs regularly?
- Do you feel as though you have gone crazy?
- Does your partner ever belittle your beliefs, or tell you that your faith is wrong?
- Have you stopped participating in your spiritual activities?
- Does your partner make you leave social gatherings, or restrict your contact with your friends or family?
- Do you feel trapped and alone?
- Does your partner make you feel guilty or ashamed about yourself, your feelings, your beliefs, or anything else that makes you a unique individual?
- Has your partner humiliated you in front of other people, including your friends or family?
Victims of domestic violence come from all walks of life — all cultures, all genders, all income groups, all ages, all religions. They share feelings of helplessness, isolation, guilt, fear, and shame. You Are Not Alone.
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