It includes the use of physical and sexual violence, threats and intimidation, emotional abuse and economic deprivation.
Many of these different forms of domestic violence/abuse can be occurring at any one time within the same intimate relationship.
Physical abuse is only one part of a system of abusive behaviors.
This is especially true when the abuse is psychological, rather than physical.
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It affects people of all socioeconomic backgrounds and education levels.
Domestic violence includes behaviors that physically harm, arouse fear, prevent a partner from doing what they wish or force them to behave in ways they do not want.