I came across a very interesting website the other day. It had a checklist of the top signs that a spouse/person can use to determine if they are being abused. The list was incredibly long, I’m assuming that if your spouse checks more than a certain number you qualify as an abusive spouse.

Here is the URL and a sampling of items on the list.

Abusive Behavior Checklist

  • Frequently blames or criticizes you
  • Calls you names
  • Ridicules your beliefs, religion, race class or sexual preference
  • Isolates you from your family and friends
  • Withholds approval, appreciation or affection
  • Repeatedly harasses you about things you did in the past
  • Threatens to leave or told you to leave
  • Checks up on you (listens to your phone calls, looks at phone bills, checks the mileage on the car, etc.)
  • Tells people you suffer from a mental illness
  • Minimizes or denies being abusive
  • Uses drugs or alcohol to excuse their behavior
  • Uses loud or intimidating tone of voice
  • Criticizes the way or amounts of money you spend
  • Throws objects
  • Destroys property or your possessions

2 thoughts on “Checklist

  1. It’s hard when you love someone. But yeah, some of that is just pure shit, anyone who thinks otherwise, well. I hope they aren’t with someone who does this.

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