Domestic Abuse, Domestic Violence, Physical, Verbal, Emotional, Economic, Religious, Reproductive, Sexual, Marital Rape, Choking, Beating, Female Genital Mutilation, Acid Throwing, Murder, Links To Sexism, Misogyny, Name Calling, Shaming, Guilting, Sociopathy | A Green Road Journal

Domestic violence (also called intimate partner violence (IPV), domestic abuse or relationship abuse) is a pattern of behaviors used by one partner to maintain power and control over another partner in an intimate relationship.

Domestic violence does not discriminate. Anyone of any race, age, sexual orientation, religion or gender can be a victim – or perpetrator – of domestic violence. It can happen to people who are married, living together or who are dating. It affects people of all socioeconomic backgrounds and education levels.

Domestic violence includes behaviors that physically harm, arouse fear, prevent a partner from doing what they wish or force them to behave in ways they do not want. It includes the use of physical and sexual violence, threats and intimidation, emotional abuse and economic deprivation. Many of these different forms of domestic violence/abuse can be occurring at any one time within the same intimate relationship. Here at The Hotline, we use the Power and Control Wheel* to describe most accurately what occurs in an abusive relationship.

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