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According to the Domestic Violence National Hotline, Domestic VIOLENCE is defined as, "A PATTERN OF BEHAVIORS used by one partner TO MAINTAIN POWER AND CONTROL over another in an intimate relationship."
                   

What are some of the behaviors?           

Physical Harm

                                     

INTIMIDATION

MANIPULATION                                     

CONTROL

or, "otherwise FORCE THEM TO BEHAVE in ways THEY DO NOT WANT TO."

Including, but not limited to:

                                        THREATS

                                               

                               Through Physical Violence

                                       

                                                EMOTIONAL ABUSE

Or, FINANCIAL CONTROL