Signs of Abuse in Lesbian and Gay Relationships

You could be in an abusive relationship if . . .
  • You feel like you are walking on eggshells.
  • You are afraid of her temper and change your actions to avoid it.
  • Your partner acts like two different people.
  • You don’t see your family or friends to avoid her jealousy or anger.
  • Your partner blames you for failures in the relationship.
  • Your partner wants to control where you go and what you do.
  • She puts you down, humiliates you, or lies to you.
  • She screams at you, throws things, or breaks your things.
  • She forces you to have sex.
  • She slaps, shoves, hits, kicks, punches, or restrains you against your will.
  • She threatens to “out” you as a lesbian.

Trust your instincts. If you feel like your partner may become violent, you are probably right. If you are being abused, click here for information about how to protect yourself, or call Family’s Domestic Violence Services.