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 YES to any of these questions, you might be in an emotionally or physically abusive relationship.
It can be scary, confronting and hard to admit or 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 knows that reaching out for help can be hard. It is important to remember that there is help and support available.
DVassist connects 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.
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