Ask Yourself

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DOES YOUR PARTNER:

  • Put you down or criticize the way you dress, talk, eat, etc…?
  • Make fun of you in front of your family or friends?
  • Call you names, embarrass or tease you in a hurtful way?
  • Pressure you into doing things you don’t want to do?
  • Get jealous when you’re around other people of the opposite gender?
  • Ignore you or play mean tricks on you?
  • Take or destroy your personal possessions?
  • Put sh, bite, scratch or hit you in anger?
  • Quote bible verses to justify controlling behavior?
  • Act kindly and positively to people at work,church, etc, but aggressively and disrespectfully to you?

DO YOU HAVE TO:

  • Ask permission to spend time with friends or participate in activities not including your partner?
  • Always try to please your partner or fix situations to suit their desires?
  • Accept the blame when things go wrong in relationships or in your home?
  • Do what your partner wants without considering what you want / need?

DO YOU SEE A PATTERN OF BEHAVIOUR SUCH AS:

  • Your partner is trying to run your life?
  • You make excuses for and protect your partner in discussions with your friends?
  • You’re afraid to express your own opinions or say no in fear of your partner’s reaction?
  • You’re confused and worried that things are getting out of control?
  • Afraid you or your children may be harmed?
  • Afraid to tell anyone what is really happening at home?

ASK YOURSELF:

  • Is it worth risking safety to keep the relationship together?
  • Is this what a marriage/relationship is intended to be like?
  • Is my partner doing anything to change? If not how will this relationship ever change?

PLEASE TAKE A FEW MOMENTS TO PARTICIPATE IN OUR POLL

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