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Family Violence Is a Crime
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Family Violence is a Crime

Disagreements develop in all relationships.  Family violence is not a disagreement, it is a pattern of behaviors used by one partner to establish and maintain power and control over another.  These behaviors can become more frequent and intense over time.

The abuse person is responsible for these behaviors.  That person is the only one who can change them.

Beware of these signs:

  • Is your partner violent towards you?

  • Do you find yourself minimizing your partner.s behavior?

  • Do you feel controlled?

  • Do you feel helpless, trapped, or alone?

  • Do you blame yourself?

  • Are you or your partner blamig the abuseive behavior on drugs, stress, or alcohol?

  • Do you fear going home?

  • Are your children being abused or threatened with harm?

  • Do you live to cover up your partner.s behavior?

  • Are you embarrassed or humiliated by your partner, especially in public?

If you are unsure about the way your partner treats you or acts, talk to someone.  Help is available 24-hours a day at the following numbers:

Project Renewal . 770-860-1666

Partnership Against Domestic Violence . 404-873-1766

National Domestic Violence Hotline . 800-799-7233  TDD 800-787-3224