Domestic Violence

Domestic Violence is a pattern of one person trying to dominate or control another person. This involves different types of abusive ways.

It is a repetitive process of abuse where the perpetrator gets hold of the victim in a consistent manner. DV comes in different forms and ways.

Domestic abuse describes violent or aggressive behaviour within the home, usually involving a violent abuse of power by a spouse or partner.

It can establish itself in many different forms. Most will recognise physical abuse, which causes injury to the victim, either using weapons or the perpetrator’s own size and strength to overpower. But there are many other ways for abusers to assert power over their victims, too:

If your partner does any of the below or anything similar, you’re being abused. Get help and get out of it, ASAP!

– Emotional abuse uses insults and criticism to create a lack of self-worth in their victims.
– Psychological abuse applies humiliation, control and embarrassment to make their victim fear them.
– Sexual abuse involves the perpetrator sexually assaulting or raping a victim. Again, it’s a form of control: exposing, humiliating and degrading victims by forcing them into sex, secretly filming or taking pictures, showing others, or coercing them into having an abortion.
– Financial abuse is actually the most common type of abuse, in which the abuser will refuse their victim access to money, control all financial incomings and outgoings, deny them the opportunity to work or become heavily involved in their income. Financial abuse is often the hardest to recognise, but holds many similarities to psychological abuse with its use of intimidation and control to create a sense of isolation.
– Tech abuse sees the abuser keep control over the victim’s personal technology by demanding access to your devices or online accounts, or keeping track of their movements using spyware.