Relationship & Domestic Violence

Relationship and domestic violence are both patterns of behavior in an intimate relationship that is used to establish power and control over another person through fear and intimidation.

Whether you refer to an experience as dating violence, domestic violence, intimate partner violence or relationship violence, all terms mean that one partner has gained more power over time through the use of controlling tactics.

There are many signs of a mentally or physically abusive relationship. The most telling sign is fear of your partner. If you feel like you have to walk on eggshells around your partner, constantly watching what you say and do in order to avoid a blow-up, chances are your relationship is unhealthy and abusive. Other signs that you may be in an abusive relationship include a partner who belittles you or tries to control you, and your resulting feelings of self-loathing, helplessness, and desperation. Everybody deserves to be in a good and healthy relationship and no one should ever have to endure abuse.

Physical & Emotional Abuse
Rape & Sexual Violence in Relationships

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