Domestic violence and abuse can happen to anyone, and it occurs within all age ranges, ethnic backgrounds, and economic levels. Learn to recognize its signs and where to find help.
Domestic violence is a pattern of abusive behavior to gain or maintain power and control over another
person through fear and intimidation. Emotional abuse is also a form of domestic abuse where threats, insults, constant monitoring or “checking
in,” excessive texting, humiliation, intimidation, isolation, or stalking is exhibited
in the relationship.
Other types of abuse may include:
Domestic violence often occurs in cycles, with periods of normalcy followed by increased tension and abuse. This cycle of violence repeats, sometimes over a period of months or within the same day.