The Warning Signs

Domestic Violence can happen to anyone of any race, age, sexual orientation, religion, or gender. Domestic violence is a pattern of abuse that a partner—former or current partner, spouse, boyfriend or girlfriend—uses to have power and control over another’s behavior. 

Domestic abuse can be physical, sexual, emotional, economic, or psychological and include behaviors that frighten, intimidate, terrorize, manipulate, hurt, humiliate, blame, injure, or wound someone. Click here for a detailed list of signs. 

The Power & Control Wheel details what happens in an abusive relationship.