Relationship Violence & Abuse
Anyone can be caught in or a witness to violent relationships. Don't let it go on.
What is relationship violence?
Relationship violence is the intentional intimidation, physical assault, sexual assault or any other abusive behavior in an intimate relationship. Both men and women can be victims of relationship violence in heterosexual and same-sex relationships. Unhealthy or abusive relationships usually get worse so it is important to know the warning signs in order to prevent it from continuing. Everyone deserves a healthy, non-violent relationship.
Types of abuse:
- Unwanted touching, demanding or forcing sex, withholding sex as a form of control.
- Pushing, slapping, kicking, throwing objects, locking you out of the house.
- Degrading you in front of friends and family, telling hurtful jokes, name calling, humiliation, blaming.
- Being forced to account for every moment of your time, being coerced or controlled by your partner, being made to feel as though you can’t do anything right in your partners eyes.
- Preventing you from having or keeping a job, not allowing you to access family finances, taking your money.
of young adult couples have reported relationship violence in the past year.