This survey serves as a guide for orientation for identifying violence in intimate partner relationships.
Has this ever happened to you/ Does your partner ever:
- Does your partner humiliates you verbally – berates you?
- Has your partner ever attacked you physically (elbowed you, kicked you, cut you etc.)?
- Does he intimidate you by violent behavior?
- Does he attack people outside the household?
- Does partner threaten to kill (you) or suicide (himself)?
- Is your partner extremely possessive to you or your children?
- Does he prevent you from contact with your family or friends, isolate you from the environment?
- Does he control you or stalk you?
- Does he force you to do trivial activities or behave according to his rules?
- Does he try to control or manipulate you through children?
- Does he not give you enough money or you have to ask for them?
- Does he knowingly destroy your favorite things?
- Is your partner addicted?
- Has he been previously convicted of a crime?
- Do you feel threat to your life or health?
- Does he force you to have sex when you refuse?
- Do the attacks on you have escalating tendency? Do they occur more frequently?
- After an attack does a partner try to apologize, promise you that this will not be repeated?
If you have answered positively (yes) to any of these cases, there may be domestic violence presented. If you have answered yes to more than half of the questions, it is likely you are living in a violent relationship – YOU ARE A WOMEN WHO EXPERIENCES/ IS A VICTIM OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE.
Every woman has the right to live without violence, therefore if you live in a violent relationship, do not tolerate further violence and do not be shy to seek professional help. Violence by itself will not stop! Violence has tendency to deteriorate.