Signs of An Abusive Relationship
In a recent national poll of women ages 18 to 65, 16% of those surveyed said they had been physically harmed by their current or past intimate partner. Nearly 37% of those women victimized by domestic violence said they felt its effects in the workplace.

So — how do you know if you might be in an abusive relationship?

Abusive relationships can be defined as a pattern of assaultive and coercive behavior between two people in an intimate relationship—including couples who are married or unmarried. Types of abuse can include physical, emotional, social, economic, sexual, and even spiritual. Here are some warning signs that a relationship could be abusive.

Does your partner:

Because of your intimate relationship, do you:If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, you may be in an abusive relationship. Help is available 24 hours a day by calling the National Domestic Violence Hotline telephone number at 1-800-799-SAFE (7233). (Or call the Hotline's TTY number at 1-800-787-3224.)

What if you are concerned about your co-workers or employees? Companies across the United States have joined together to end partner violence through workplace education and awareness. If you would like information on addressing partner violence in your workplace, click here to find out how to join the Corporate Alliance to End Partner Violence.