Gonzales Regional Children's Advocacy Center
Gonzales and Lavaca
1604 St. Paul St., Gonzales, Tx 78629  Phone 830-672-1278
Children's Advocacy Centers of Texas
National Children's Alliance
A 501 (C) (3) Tax exempt organization
To restore the dignity, hope
and security to children of
Gonzales, Lavaca and
surrounding counties by uniting
public officials and our
Am I In An Abusive Relationship?
Sometimes when you're in an intense or passionate relationship, it's hard to recognize when lines are being
crossed. You can get comfortable with dysfunction and not realize when you are being abused, especially if your
partner hasn't yet become physically violent. The National Domestic Violence Hotline has a quiz for identifying

Go through the following checklist to find out whether your relationship is unhealthy and could be dangerous:

Does your partner:

___ Isolate you from friends, family members or supporters?

___ Embarrass you with put-downs?

___ Look or act in ways that scare you?

___ Control what you do or who you see or talk to?

___ Manipulate you with control of money?

___ Dominate all decisions?

___ Criticize your parenting and threaten to take away or hurt your children?

___ Prevent you from working or attending school?

___ Deny or downplay abuse or try to blame you for "provoking" it?

___ Destroy your property?

___ Intimidate you with guns, knives or other weapons?

___ Shove you, slap you, choke you or hit you?

___ Force you to drop charges?

___ Threaten to commit suicide?

___ Threaten to kill you?

If you answered yes to even one of these warning signs, you may be in an abusive relationship. For support and
more information please call The National Domestic Violence Hotline at (800) 799-SAFE (7233) or at TTY (800)