What is Domestic Violence?
There are a number of types of abuse that can occur in relationships that fall under the label of domestic violence. The easiest to recognize is physical abuse; however sexual and emotional,—often referred to as verbal or psychological abuse— is just as, possibly even more, devastating. All these forms of abuse have one thing in common — they are characterized by one person exerting power and control over another. It is important to remember that all human beings are created equal and that even seeing another human being as unequal can lead to acts of violence.
Three Common Forms of Domestic Violence
- Physical Assault — Pushing, hitting, slapping, kicking, choking, beating up, attacking with a weapon or throwing objects at the victim.
- Sexual Assault — Any type of forced sexual contact.
- Emotional abuse — Name calling, humiliating or degrading the victim, exerting inappropriate control over the victim’s life, isolating the victim, threatening to harm the victim or the victim’s loved ones, destroying favorite possessions or harming pets.
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