What Is Domestic Violence?

Domestic Violence is a pattern of behavior in a relationship, where one demands complete power and control over their partner. And will do whatever is necessary to keep that power.

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 Abuse is anything physical, sexual, emotional, economic or psychological actions or threats of an actions that influence another person.   

Any behavior that: Frightens, intimidates, terrorizes, hurts, manipulates, humilates, blames, or physically wounds someone else.

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“You can recognize survivors of abuse by their courage. When silence is so very inviting, they step forward and share their truth so others know they aren’t alone.” ―

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  • Threaten to hurt you or other people you care about?
  • Hit, kick, punch, push, choke or use physical force against you?
  • Criticize or blame you for everything that goes wrong?
  • Humiliate you in front of other people?
  • Control your access to money?
  • Control your time and actions?
  • Put you down, call you names, make you feel like you’re crazy?
  • Destroy your property or abuse your pets?
  • Threaten to hurt you or commit suicide if you leave.

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