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Physical Abuse

Physical, violent relationships tend to worsen over time. It might start with a shove or an object being thrown across the room; it can soon escalate to bruises, burns, cuts and broken bones.

Physical Abuse

Has your partner done any of the following?

  • Damaged property when angry (thrown objects, punched walls, kicked doors, etc.)
  • Pushed, slapped, bitten, kicked or choked you
  • Hit or poked you with another object
  • Abandoned you in a dangerous or unfamiliar place
  • Scared you by driving recklessly
  • Used a weapon to threaten or hurt you
  • Forced you to leave your home
  • Trapped you in your home or kept you from leaving
  • Prevented you from calling police or seeking medical attention
  • Hurt your children and or pets
  • Used physical force in sexual situations
  • Committed rape

Make a Plan to Get Options and Support You Need

Call Day One, 1.866.223.1111, to talk about your options. Leaving can be dangerous in a physically abusive relationship. Advocates in the Day One network can help you develop a safety plan and give you options of how and when to leave, or offer other supportive services if it is impossible to leave. They have options for you if you need to keep your children and pet safe, too.