No one needs to live in fear and experience the pain you have.
The biggest sign that you are in an abusive relationship is that your have fear of your partner or their reactions.
Dating violence also can be called domestic violence.
Dating and domestic violence are patterns of behaviors in relationships that includes a range of abusive actions that serve to set up forceful control of one person over the other.
While the inside of the wheel is comprised of subtle, continual behaviors, the outer ring represents physical, visible violence.
These are the abusive acts that are more overt and forceful, and often the intense acts that reinforce the regular use of other more subtle methods of abuse.
It includes the use of physical and sexual violence, threats and intimidation, emotional abuse and economic deprivation.
The severity and frequency of violence often escalate over time.
Domestic violence and emotional abuse are behaviors used by one person in a relationship to control the other.
CDC is committed to stopping violence before it begins.
Domestic violence (also called intimate partner violence (IPV), domestic abuse or relationship abuse) is a pattern of behaviors used by one partner to maintain power and control over another partner in an intimate relationship. Anyone of any race, age, sexual orientation, religion or gender can be a victim – or perpetrator – of domestic violence.