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Domestic Violence is...

An ongoing pattern of abusive behaviors that occurs in intimate relationships, both dating and marital, and is used to control one's partner.  The violence is often in the form of physical injury, but also includes threats, isolation, sexual assault, and emotional abuse.

Abusive Behaviors May Include:
Pushing, shoving, hitting, choking, kicking, injuring pets or property
Accusations, name calling, put-downs, and other verbal abuse
Threats against you or your children, threatening to harm himself
Controling all money, not allowing you to work outside the home
Not allowing you to associate with certain people
Deprivation of transportation
Forcing you to have sex and/or violence during sexual intercourse.




©2001 Seeds of Hope...Last Updated 8/1/2001