Are You An Abuser?
If there's a problem with your relationship, it's probably your partner's fault. After all, she's lazy and not very smart. It's amazing you put up with her. She owes you big time for that and a lot of other things. Don't you have the right to treat her any way you want to?
If this sounds like you – and be honest with yourself – read on. You just might be an abuser.
You see, an abuser thrives on creating an environment of fear and control. He isolates his partner from friends and family, berates her -- and constantly reminds her that things will get much worse if she tries to get help or leave.
If any of this sounds familiar, check out the Red Flags of an Abuser and see what you discover. We hope you'll really do it...
We Care About Men Too
Though they seldom report it, men and boys are also victimized by domestic abuse and sexual violence – and it's just as damaging and debilitating as violence against women.
In a society where statistics drive funding, fewer reported incidences of violence against men translates into fewer services available for men.
Unfortunately, limited federal funding keeps many agencies, including Family Violence Project, from providing housing or shelter services for male victims of abuse except in limited emergency situations.
But we do care – and we do provide helpline support, court advocacy services, and specialized support groups for men who need them.
We also welcome any community groups or individuals who want to find ways to address the issue of violence against men. We'll work with you every step of the way, from finding meeting space to creating an effective outreach program.