Are You A Victim of Domestic Violence?

If you think you may be a victim of domestic violence, take the following quiz. If you checked even one, you may be in an abusive relationship. If you need more information, contact the Illinois Domestic Violence Help Line at 877-863-6338; your local domestic violence program; or the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 800-799-7233 or TTY 800-787-3224. If you do these things to your partner you should seek help by contacting a Partner Abuse Intervention Program.


Does Your Partner:


Embarrass you with bad names and put downs?

Control what you do, who you see or talk to, or where you go?

Stop you from seeing or talking to friends or family?

Take your money or Social Security, make you ask for money, or refuse to give you money?

Make all the decisions?

Look at you in ways that scare you?

Tell you you're a bad parent or threaten to take away or hurt your children?

Act like the abuse is no big deal, it is your fault or even deny doing it?

Destroy your property or threaten to kill your pets?

Intimidate you with guns, knives, or other weapons?

Shove you, slap you or hit you?

Force you to drop charges?

Threaten to commit suicide?

Force you to drop charges?


Permission was granted by the National Domestic Violence Hotline to ICADV to use this quiz.