Understanding Violence in Relationships
WHAT IS VIOLENCE IN RELATIONSHIPS?
Violence against women refers to physical or psychological violence by a male towards his partner. You do not have to be married to be a batterer or a victim. You may be in a boyfriend/girlfriend relationship. Being a victim of violence can include one or more of the following:
Physical Abuse: Slapping, kicking, hitting, hair pulling, spitting, biting, pushing, shoving, beating with weapons and murder.
Sexual Abuse: forced or coerced sex, unwanted touching, sexual accusations, unwanted sexual acts.
Emotional Abuse: extreme possessiveness and jealousy, name calling, put downs, manipulation and control, isolation from friends and family, threats of suicide, threats against your life or to harm loved ones and pets, destruction of property.
STATISTICS ON VIOLENCE IN RELATIONSHIPS
WHY DO MALES USE VIOLENCE AGAINST FEMALES ?
WHY DO FEMALES APPEAR TO ACCEPT VIOLENCE IN RELATIONSHIPS ?
People in Healthy Relationships: