What is Domestic Violence?
The violent confrontation between family or household members involving physical harm, sexual assault, or fear of physical harm.
Acts of violence and behaviors may include intimidation, threats, psychological abuse and isolation to coerce and to control the other person. The violence may not happen often and may remain a hidden and constant terrorizing factor.
Domestic Violence is not only physical and sexual violence but also psychological. Psychological violence means intense and repetitive degradation, creating isolation, and controlling the actions or behaviors of the other person through intimidation or manipulation.
SIGNS of ABUSE
Misuse of power and control
Coercion and threats
Checking where you been and who you have been talking to
Using the children
Abusing the pets
Accusing you of infidelity
Saying you caused the abuse