Rarely does it stop because the abuser promises that it will never happen again. If you are in an abusive relationship, there are many resources available to help. Domestic abuse is a growing problem that affects millions of people in all kinds of relationships including traditional marriages, same-sex partnerships, and even relationships where there is no sexual intimacy involved.While physical violence is the most blatant form of domestic abuse, sometimes called intimate partner violence, it not the only form of domestic abuse. Prevalence of Partner Violence in Same-Sex Romantic and Sexual Relationships in a National Sample of Adolescents. Kupper, "Partner Violence among Adolescents in Opposite-Sex Romantic Relationships: Findings from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health," American Journal of Public Health 91, no.
If there has been previous physical or sexual abuse in the relationship, any further threat of abuse is considered psychological violence.
Violent words and actions are tools an abusive partner uses to gain and maintain power and control over their partner.
Any young person can experience dating abuse or unhealthy relationship behaviors, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, socioeconomic standing, ethnicity, religion or culture.
Domestic abuse can be emotional, physical, sexual, emotional, psychological and financial.
It is harm inflicted by a current or former spouse or partner.
Refusing to allow a spouse to work or get an education is also a form of financial abuse.