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What is Domestic Abuse?

Domestic violence or abuse…

It isn’t an occasional fight or even just a nasty argument.
It is a pattern of physical, verbal, or sexual threats or aggression used by one person in a relationship to control the other.

Abuse can range from emotional torment like name-calling and isolation, to harassment like stalking and intimidation, to violence and physical harm.

It affects every community; women and men; people of any age, ability, faith, or ethnic background; people who are rich or poor, highly educated or not.

Abuse can rob people of their inner strength, damage self-respect, and slowly chip away at  self-confidence.  Abuse is traumatizing. Abuse is wrong.

Abuse is not your fault.

If you’re being abused – or wonder if you are – please call our confidential hotline at 1.800.863.9909 to talk or to get help.

You deserve more.



If you are being abusive, stop and get help.