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Self Test

Physical Abuse

Has your partner:
Pushed or shoved you?
Held you to keep you from leaving?
Slapped or bit you?
Kicked or choked you?
Hit or punched you?
Thrown objects at you?

Sexual Abuse

Has your partner:
Been jealously angry, assuming you would have sex with any available man?
Insisted you dress in a more sexual/less sexual way than you wanted?
Criticized you sexually?
Insisted on unwanted or uncomfortable touching?
Withheld sex and/or affection?
Called you sexual names like “whore” or “frigid”?
Demanding monogamy from you, while insisting on freedom for self?
Forced sex with him or others or forced you to watch others?
Forced sex after beating?

Emotional Abuse

Has your partner:
Ignored your feelings?
Ridiculed or insulted your most valued beliefs? (i.e. religion, heritage, or class)
Withheld approval, appreciation or affection as punishment?
Continually criticized you, called you names, shouted?
Insulted or drove away your friends or family?
Humiliated you in private or public?

If you answered YES to ANY or ALL of these questions, you may be in an abusive relationship.  Please call for information and assistance (425) 252-2873.

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Domestic Violence Services of Snohomish County
Domestic Violence Services of Snohomish CountyTuesday, September 26th, 2017 at 2:56am

Did you see the Everett Herald article on domestic violence this last Sunday? DVS advocates contributed and it's very informative, especially on why asking "why don’t abuse victims just leave?" is the WRONG question.