Domestic Violence Isn't Just Physical Abuse: Know the Signs

Domestic Violence Isn't Just Physical Abuse: Know the Signs

There’s a great misconception that domestic violence relates specifically to physical abuse. It’s one of the reasons that abuse goes undetected, unreported, and untreated in so many relationships.

Domestic Violence (DV) also known as Intimate Partner Violence (IPV), is defined by the National Domestic Violence Hotline as “a pattern of behaviors used by one partner to maintain power and control over another partner in an intimate relationship.”

That means that any method one partner uses to exert control over the other, regardless of how often it occurs, falls under the heading of domestic violence. Read on to discover the many signs of domestic violence.

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