If your significant other (boyfriend, girlfriend, roommate or spouse – same sex or opposite) constantly challenges and/or criticizes you about:
The company you keep, i.e., your friends
The time you spend with your family
The way you dress or talk
The way you dance
The way you spend your money
The time you spend on the phone or internet
The classes you take
The food you eat
The way you "flirt"
Your intelligence or ability to take care of yourself
If you ever get shoved or hit or threatened or choked, even once...
If you are sexually coerced, or forced into sex against your will...
If you have been called names, or ridiculed in front of others...
If things don't feel right to you, and you are concerned about your safety...
Talk with someone. Your instincts are your greatest safety net!
If you have concerns for your safety:
* "relationship violence" refers to violence within a relationship, whether short or long term, whether living together as partners, dating, in a committed relationship, or married. Therefore, this use includes domestic violence and dating violence.