Anyone can be a victim of domestic violence, regardless of age, gender, race, ethnicity, religion, educational background, income level, sexual orientation or other factors. If you can answer “yes” to any of the following questions regarding your relationship, you may be experiencing abuse in your relationship. Call 911 if you are in immediate danger, and call our 27/7 crisis line (1.800.291.2139) or email us to inquire about our services.

Does your partner…

  • Hit, slap, punch, or choke you?
  • Threaten you, put you down or call you names?
  • Have outbursts of anger or overreact to small things?
  • Display unreasonable jealousy?
  • Threaten you with weapons or other objects?
  • Show quick or extreme mood swings?
  • Have a history of abuse in past relationships?
  • Treat you like a possession, saying no one else can “have” you?
  • Mistreat pets or children?
  • Try to isolate you from friends or family?
  • Enforce stereotypical ideas of male/female roles in your relationship?
  • Accept no blame or responsibility for his/her behavior?
  • Act charming & likeable in public while treating you badly in private?

If you can answer “Yes” to one or more of these questions, you may be experiencing abuse in your relationship. Safe Harbor offers emergency shelter, counseling, legal advocacy, and support for victims of domestic violence and their children in the Upstate of South Carolina.  You can call Safe Harbor’s 24/7 number to access our services: 1.800.291.2139. If you are in immediate danger, call 911.

Click here to find out about domestic violence resources in other areas of the United States or if you want to learn more about this issue.