The Power and Control Wheel shows what abuse in a relationship can look like. The wheel shows the ways an abusive partner tries to keep their partner in the relationship. The outside of the wheel are more visible signs, like physical and sexual abuse. While the inside of the wheel are signs that are more difficult to identify. It is important to remember, that often in the early stages of a relationship, the abuse is harder to spot. If you are unsure whether you are in an abusive relationship, the wheel can help you see if your relationship is unhealthy and going in the wrong direction.
You have a right to feel safe in a relationship that is free from violence and abuse. Remember, you are not alone, and help is available. We are here to support you with whatever step you decide to take.