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What is Domestic Violence

Domestic violence is the willful intimidation, physical assault, battery, sexual assault, and/or other abusive behavior as part of a systematic pattern of power and control perpetrated by one intimate partner against another. It includes physical violence, sexual violence, threats, economic, and emotional/psychological abuse. The frequency and severity of domestic violence varies dramatically.

Domestic violence is prevalent in every community, and affects all people regardless of age, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, gender, race, religion, or nationality. Physical violence is often accompanied by emotionally abusive and controlling behavior as part of a much larger, systematic pattern of dominance and control. Domestic violence can result in physical injury, psychological trauma, and even death. The devastating consequences of domestic violence can cross generations and last a lifetime.

Common Type of Abuse

Sarcasm & Criticism: Sarcasm is the use of irony to mock or convey contempt. Sarcasm implies to the intentional inflicting of pain by deriding, taunting or ridiculing. Criticism is the expression of disapproval or someone or something based on perceived faults or mistakes.

It is hard to battle when sarcasm turns out to be a normal conversation. A regular, but light sarcasm in tone, is the supremacy of many partners. In many cases, it remains undetected due to the frequent occurrence. Constructive criticism is healthy but constant criticism is destructive for your self-esteem. For example – “You have started looking very ugly and fat day by day. Stop eating like animals.”

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