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Are You an Abusive Spouse? (Test Yourself)

Abuse is the deliberate act of causing physical or mental suffering of one’s spouse.

This can make an abused spouse feel:

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• Worthless

• Ashamed and withdrawn

• Anxious – especially in the presence of the abuser‎

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• Lacking self-confidence

• Fearful about the future

• Helpless

Test yourself by answering the following questions. The more “yes” answers, the more likely it is that You’ve been abusive to your partner.

1- Do you verbally insult your spouse?

      Yes – No

2- Do you threaten your spouse?

     Yes – No

3- Do you hurt your spouse physically?

      Yes – No

4- Do you prevent your wife from going out to work?  

      Yes – No

5- Do you prevent your husband from socializing?

      Yes – No

6- Do you prevent your wife from managing the domestic finance?  

      Yes – No

7- Do you limit your spouse’s access to money, the phone, or the car?

       Yes – No

8- Do you prevent your spouse from visiting their relatives?

       Yes – No

9- Do you criticize your spouse constantly and make them feel bad about themselves?

      Yes – No

10- Do you ignore or put down your spouse’s opinions or accomplishments?

      Yes – No

Now, learn more about abuse in marriage and how to deal with it by reading through these counseling answers: