Relationship violence is defined as intentionally violent or controlling behavior by a person who is currently or was previously in a relationship with the victim. Relationship violence includes actual or threatened physical injury, sexual assault, psychological abuse, economic control, and/or progressive social isolation. Relationship violence occurs in heterosexual and same sex relationships.
This information is focused on romantic relationships. The same resources can be used for interpersonal violence between roommates.
Does your partner exhibit a pattern of controlling behavior:
Has your partner ever:
Do you feel:
Remember, if you are a victim of relationship violence, it is not your fault.
Do any of these examples describe your relationship? Or that of a friend? Do you feel like your relationship might be unhealthy or unsafe? Uncertainty about the health of your relationship can be confusing and feel overwhelming. You might want to talk to
someone about your concerns.
Local Police: 911
You can contact the Tufts Police by activating one of the blue light phones. Tufts Police can help with the following: transportation to the hospital, safe housing on campus, reporting the assault if you wish to do so, and obtaining a restraining order.