What is domestic violence?

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July 22nd, 2018 12:32pm
Domestic violence is a situation of domination inside a relationship, where one partner abuse the other one. It's not a "fight" where both partners get angry and violent, it's a situation of clear inegality between them. Domestic violence may involve : - psychological violence (jalousy, control the partner's movements, restraining them from having friends or from seeing people without being there, isolation (from family too), having influence and a grip on the partner...) - verbal violence (insult, humiliation, depreciation, constant critics etc...) - physical violence (throwing object, kicking, slapping, hitting...) - sexual violence (rape etc) - economic/financial violence (control of the financial situation of the partner, like their bank account, credit card, restraining them from having / getting a job, control of their money, material privation...) - administrative violence (confiscation of their papers like ID, passport, driving licence, credit card etc) Most of the time, it works in circle : violence raise, then explode, then it's the "honey moon" ; the abusive partner gets all nice and caring to confuse the abused one, then the violence raise again, etc...