As witnessed in the Power & Control Wheel, there are many behaviors that may be used to control or exert power over a partner, and they may be part of a larger cycle of violence and reconciliation. Domestic violence can occur in many different forms. Regardless of whether it is physical, emotional or takes some other form, abuse often follows an escalating pattern in which the aggravating behaviors worsen over time. Click on the images below to learn more.
If you are or think you might be in an abusive relationship there is help available. Call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 800-799-7233 or visit http://www.thehotline.org.