Abusive relationships are not always easy to identify because the abuse is not always physical. All partners, family members and others in close relationships disagree or argue from time to time, even within a healthy relationship. It is when disagreements and arguments become a consistent pattern, that it might be an indication of domestic violence and abuse. The following two-minute quiz may help you identify whether you might be in an abusive relationship. Please note the quiz is provided as a guide only and should not replace seeking professional advice.
Whilst the references in the questions are to a “partner”, you can substitute “partner” for the relevant relationship.
If you answered AGREE to any of these questions, you might be in an emotionally or physically abusive relationship.
It can be scary, confronting and hard to admit to find out that you might be experiencing abuse because it is not always physical. Being in a rural area, you might feel more alone than ever, but you are not. DVassist is here to chat – we are here to support regional, rural or remote Western Australians experiencing family and domestic violence.
We do our best to connect you with help in your local town through our online service directory. If you cannot find help locally, or want to remain anonymous, we also have a comprehensive list of state and national domestic and family violence services providers you can contact.
We also have our phone and web chat counselling services, which are anonymous, confidential, free and available 7 days a week.
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