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About Abuse

Domestic violence is a pattern of behavior that involves using many tactics from verbal, emotional and financial abuse to physical and sexual assaults.

Domestic violence is about power and control over another person in an intimate relationship. An abuser’s attempts to control their partner can be intimidating and damaging.

For anyone experiencing domestic violence they may feel fear, guilt, shame, embarrassment and pain. Their self-esteem suffers and the controlling and intimidating behavior of their partner can isolate them from seeking support.

Domestic violence happens to people of all walks of life, it does not matter their race, ethnicity, social class, age or gender, if you're LGBT or not. Domestic violence happens to both men and women however 90% to 95% of the victims are women.