Domestic violence can be defined as a pattern of behavior in any relationship that is used to gain or maintain power and control over an intimate partner.Abuse is physical, sexual, emotional, economic or psychological actions or threats of actions that influence another person.
This includes any behaviors that frighten, intimidate, terrorize, manipulate, hurt, humiliate, blame, injure or wound someone.Domestic violence can happen to anyone of any race, age, sexual orientation, religion or gender.
It can happen to couples who are married, living together or who are dating. Domestic violence affects people of all socioeconomic backgrounds and education levels.
Calls you names, insults you or continually criticizes you. Domestic Violence
Does not trust you and acts jealous or possessive
Tries to isolate you from family or friends.
Monitors where you go, who you call and who you spend time with
Does not want you to work
Controls finances or refuses to share money
Punishes you by withholding affection.
Threatens to hurt you, the children, your family or your pets