This questionnaire is designed to help you decide if you are living in an abusive situation. There are different forms of abuse, and not every woman (or man) experiences all of them. Frequently 3
NOTE: We acknowledge that there are also male victims of domestic violence and they need help and services the same as female victims, which we can also provide. However, the percentage of male victims is very small, so for ease of reading and flow of words, this website is written as if addressing women.
Below are various questions about your relationship with your partner. As you can see, each possible answer has points assigned to it. By answering each question and then totaling these points as directed, you can compare your score with the Abuse Index. You will know if you are living in a potentially violent situation, and if you are abused, you will have some estimate of how dangerous that abuse is.
For each of the the following questions, answer with one of the below:
Record your points for each question, then total these after completing the questionnaire.