You In An Abusive Relationship?
University of South Alabama has recognized that nearly half of all
campus-reported crimes involve relationship issues. This brochure
will help you recognize some early warning signs of domestic abuse,
and will give you information on assistance programs available from
USA and Mobile County, Alabama.
can help you escape an abusive relationship by coordination the resources
available to you. Free counseling for USA affiliates, room changes and
phone number changes for on-campus residents, class changes and excused
absences for students or employees, possible disciplinary sanctions against
offenders or criminal charges can help you confidently and safely leave
"You Don't Have To Be Hit, To Be
Hurt By Domestic Violence"
It is important to understand mental, emotional, and physical abuse
and often includes other crimes such as Vandalism and Harassment. These
crimes usually occur during the beginning stages of an abusive relationship.
If you have discovered that your car has been "keyed" or damaged,
and you just broke up with someone, could it be related? Are you receiving
annoying phone calls or messages from someone you are not interested in
or ended a relationship with? Both of these incidents are commen in dating,
but by identifying these events as part of an abusive relationship is
probably why a USA Police Officer or Housing Official has referred you
to our site or given you our brochure.
reasons or excuses to avoid family and friends?
or make fun of you in front of people you know?
down you accomplishments or goals?
decisions for the two of you?
or threaten you in any way?
you roughly - uses harsh words, rough physical contact, etc.?
or show up at your work or class to make sure you are where you said
alcohol or drugs as an excuse for their behavior?
you for uncomfortable factors or events?
you sexually for things you aren't ready for?
you feel like there is no way out of the relationship?
anger or express unhappiness when you make decisions or plans?
you from sleeping, handling money, or wearing certain clothes when
you want to?
overly jealous of friends or other commitments?
suicide to you in a relationship?
scared of how your partner will act or react?
make excuses for your partner's behavior?
that you can help your partner change if you change something about
a lot of time avoiding conflicts?
like no matter what you do, your partner isn't happy with you?
do or eat what your partner wants instead of what you want?
with you partner because of fear?
about your safety or your belongings if you try to leave the relationship?
(free to USA affiliates)
Department of Housing
University Dean of Students Office
Mobile County Assistance Services