All too often these examples suggest that violence in a relationship is normal, but violence is never acceptable.
Domestic abuse or domestic violence is the term used to describe any abusive behaviour within an intimate relationship between two people.
However, these behaviors can become abusive and develop into more serious forms of violence.
Physical: Hitting, kicking, pushing, punching, slapping, choking, grabbing, throwing objects at a partner, threatening with a weapon, driving recklessly with partner in a car and/or refusing to help a sick partner.
Emotional: Constant criticism, making humiliating remarks, name-calling, mocking, yelling, swearing, making victim think she is crazy, making victim feel guilty and/or making impossible rules and punishing victim for breaking these rules.
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All types of abuse are serious and no one deserves to experience it.