It affects people of all socioeconomic backgrounds and education levels, and occurs in both opposite-sex and same-sex relationships.Physical abuse: Choking, hitting, slapping, shoving, grabbing, pinching, biting, hair pulling, etc., are types of physical abuse.
If your relationship is developing a pattern of some sort of abuse, you may be a victim of domestic violence (DV).
If one intimate partner is using coercion, threats, physical violence, intimidation, isolation, emotional or any other type of abuse to control the other partner, it is classified as domestic violence.
However, Lynn is still plagued by the pain and aftermath of a domestically violent relationship.
She is reacting to her current boyfriend as is he was a monster; only the monster was long gone.
This type of abuse also includes denying a partner medical care, or forcing the use of alcohol or other drugs.
Sexual abuse: Coercing or attempting to coerce any sexual contact or behavior without consent.
We do this by affecting public policy, increasing understanding of the impact of domestic violence, and providing programs and education that drive that change.
Dating violence and domestic violence is coercive, abusive, and/or threatening behavior toward a current or former intimate or romantic partner.
Lynn anticipated the pain that would come at any moment.
She was on guard for the humiliation..lack of control..hateful ways.
This may include, but is not limited to, constant criticism, diminishing one's abilities, name-calling, or damaging one's relationship with their children.