What is domestic violence?
It is a system of behaviors used by one person to control another’s actions and feelings. An abuser uses physical and sexual abuse, or the fear of it, to get and maintain control over his partner. Over time, the violence usually becomes more dangerous, and the attacks more frequent. The Power and Control Wheel below shows the many of the different tactics abusers use to exert their power. The Equality Wheel shows the same areas and how they are handled in a non-abusive relationship.
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