Emotional Abuse

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Has your partner ever:

  • Blamed or criticized you disrespectfully or unfairly
  • Called you names
  • Made fun of you in a demeaning way
  • Put you down or insulted you
  • Humiliated or embarrassed you, or forced you to do things that are degrading
  • Yelled at you
  • Used sarcasm against you
  • Accused you of causing his or her behaviour
  • Said negative or insulting things about women
  • Criticized your family or friends
  • Threatened your family or friends
  • Abused you in front of children
  • Tried to stop you from spending time or having relationships with other people
  • Acted jealous or accuse you of cheating on him/her
  • Abused or threatened to harm animals
  • Tried to keep you from doing something you wanted to do
  • Taken away or damaged your belongings
  • Gotten angry if you paid attention to someone or something else
  • Withheld approval, appreciation or affection when angry with you, or given you the “silent treatment”
  • Become critical or angry if meals or housework are not done to his/her liking
  • Made demands on you that you could not possibly meet, or that did not make logical sense
  • Refused to include you in important decisions that affected your life together
  • Harassed you or blackmailed you about things that you did in the past
  • Taken away your car keys, money or credit cards
  • Threatened to leave you or tell you to leave
  • Checked up on you or spied on you (listened to your phone calls, looked at phone bills, checked the mileage on the car, asked people where you had been or what you had been doing etc.)
  • Told people you suffered from a mental illness or told other lies about you
  • Threatened to commit suicide if you didn’t do what he/she wanted
  • Interfered with your work or school (provoked a fight in the morning, called to harass you at work, destroyed study materials or homework etc.)
  • Minimized or denied being abusive