Sexual abuse includes, but is certainly not limited to, marital rape, attacks on sexual parts of the body, forcing sex after physical violence has occurred, or treating one in a sexually demeaning manner.
Emotional abuse: Undermining an individual's sense of self-worth or self-esteem is abusive.
Lynn is currently dating a man who is kind, gentle, and understanding.
If one intimate partner is using coercion, threats, physical violence, intimidation, isolation, emotional or any other type of abuse to control the other partner, it is classified as domestic violence.
She was on standby for the immense amount of agony a relationship can bring.
Lynn felt the fear in her chest just waiting for things to become scary and destructive.
We do this by affecting public policy, increasing understanding of the impact of domestic violence, and providing programs and education that drive that change.
Dating violence and domestic violence is coercive, abusive, and/or threatening behavior toward a current or former intimate or romantic partner.
The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) is the voice of victims and survivors.