What Are Your Rights in a Relationship?

You have the right ...

  • To express your opinions and have them be respected.
  • To have your needs be as important as your partner's needs.
  • To grow as an individual in your own way.
  • To change your mind.
  • To not take responsibility for your partner's behavior.
  • To not be physically, emotionally, or sexually abused.
  • And, you have the right to break up and fall out of love with someone and not be threatened.

Are You Being Abused?

Ask yourself these questions:

  • Are you frightened by your partner's temper?
  • Are you afraid to disagree?
  • Are you constantly apologizing for your partner's behavior, especially when they have treated you badly?
  • To you have to justify everything you do, every place you go, or every person you see just to avoid your partner's anger?
  • Does your partner put you down, but then tells you that they love you?
  • Have you ever been hit, kicked, shoved, or had things thrown at you?
  • Do you not see friends or family because of your partner's jealousy?
  • Have you been forced into having sex when you didn't want to?
  • Are you afraid to break up because your partner has threatened to hurt your or themselves?

If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, you may be a victim of domestic violence. You are not to blame and you are not alone - millions of people are abused by their partners every year.

You need not face domestic violence alone. You deserve help, and help is available.

Call the Domestic Violence Hotline


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