Learn to recognize the signs of domestic abuse:
feel emotionally numb or helpless?
feel afraid of your partner much of the time?
avoid certain topics out of fear of angering your partner?
feel that you can't do anything right for your partner?
believe that you deserve to be hurt or mistreated?
wonder if you're the one who is crazy?
see you as property or a sex object, rather than as a person?
humiliate or yell at you?
criticize you and put you down?
treat you so badly that you're embarrassed for your friends or family to see?
ignore or put down your opinions or accomplishments?
blame you for their own abusive behavior?
The more "yes" answers, the more likely it is that you're in an abusive relationship. Get immediate help!