Domestic Violence

What is Domestic Violence?
The abuse, mental or physical, of one’s person by another person with whom the abused has a significant and intimate relationship.

Domestic Violence can occur in relationships whether the couple:

  • Is living together or not
  • Is married, divorced, separated or not married
  • Has children or not
  • Is a heterosexual or homosexual couple

Domestic Violence can include any or all of the following categories:

  • Physical – beating, hitting, shoving
  • Verbal/Emotional – swearing, threats, humiliation, playing mind games
  • Sexual – forcing sex or unwanted sexual acts
  • Economic – having to ask for money, taking money, giving an allowance