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?

Financial Abuse

  • 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?

Gas Lighting

  • 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?

 Spiritual Abuse

  • 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.


*Some content courtesy of http://www.batteredmen.com/