With the 'epidemic' of wife and child abuse today, I thought that I would reprint this checklist adapted from the National Coalition against Domestic Violence, Washington.


Many women marry the man of their dreams only to find out that he is a living nightmare with a violent temper and an abusive streak. When starting a new relationship, don't be so concerned with having someone in your life that you ignore the obvious signs of an abusive personality. If you answer yes to 5 or more of the following questions, you may become a victim of abuse. No one can predict for certain in a man will be abusive, but you should be aware of the potential for abuse.