The specific term used to describe violence in a relationship. An intimate partner is a person with whom you have or had a close personal or sexual relationship.
Refers to any form of violence that occurs within a household. These relationships include household relationships such as spouse/spouse, parent/child, elder/child, etc.
Refers to any form of violence that occurs within a dating relationship. Dating violence primarily impacts younger populations, but it is in no way limited to a certain age group.
hitting or slapping; kicking; strangling; pushing; punching; destruction of property.
constant criticism and/or mocking; humiliating remarks; yelling; swearing or name-calling; interrupting; threats and intimidation.
forcing you to have sex; demanding sexual acts; taking sexual pictures without consent; forcing you to get pregnant; refusing to let you get pregnant.
not paying bills; refusing to give money; not allowing you to go to school or work; not allowing you to learn a new job skill; refusing to work and support the family.
not expressing feelings; not giving compliments; not paying attention; not respecting feelings, rights, opinions, and concerns; lying; breaking promises; withholding important information; being unfaithful; jealousy; not sharing domestic responsibilities; gaslighting.
Anyone can be affected.
Studies have found no unique link between personality type and experiencing domestic violence. Changing how the person experiencing domestic violence behaves cannot stop the abuse. Domestic violence can affect more than just the primary person experiencing it. Everyone deserves to feel safe in their own home.
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