Domestic Violence Abuse

Are you a victim of Abuse?

Most marriages at some point in time have challenging and difficult moments of communication and heightened conflict (i.e., hurtful words and raised voices). However, there are subtle differences when a spouse is simply being difficult and one who is verbally and emotionally abusive. Abuse comes in many different forms, and there are numerous common myths that abuse is only physical, which is confusing and untrue. An emotional abuse or verbal abuse test is helpful in determining “Is this abuse?”

The first step is to clearly identify the situation. Once it is clear that domestic abuse is occurring, the spouse can take steps to protect themselves and obtain the help they need. Taking this online quiz could be your first step toward health and safety. And, deciding if it is time to call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 800-799-7233.

Instructions: For each statement, choose the item that best describes you, even if not a perfect fit. Take the quiz on your own, all the way through; you’ll need between 5 to 10 minutes.  There are 20 Questions. Please click the button below.

While this screening quiz is not a diagnostic test, it is consistent with scientific methods commonly used in research, it is provided for educational purposes only and cannot substitute for a full evaluation by a healthcare professional. Hopefully, should you have concerns, this quiz will give you the confidence to talk to a professional.