Different types of dating abuse
Abuse comes in many forms and manifestations: You may think of a man who drinks too much and beats his wife, or you may picture someone verbally threatening their partner when they try to end the relationship.Both of these cases are snapshots in the spectrum of abuse in a relationship.Dating/Domestic violence can happen to anyone regardless of race, sexual orientation, social economics, education, age, religion, etc.Dating/Domestic violence can also affect family, friends, co-workers and members in the community, in addition to the victim and abuser.Survey responses will not be attributed to individuals.If you wish to obtain information related to this survey, you may submit a request to the Department of Employment and Social Development pursuant to the Access to Information Act.
Respondents reported experiencing the following within the past year:  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
This spectrum, though extensive and often overlapping, is anchored by four common forms of abuse: physical, sexual, emotional/verbal and digital.
Although it can be difficult to recognize an abusive relationship, each form of abuse can be identified by specific actions and situations.
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