For an example of domestic violence, watch the following dramatization of a real-life abuse story.
Either partner can be the abuser, but the overwhelming majority of relationship violence is perpetrated by men against women.
It occurs when someone close to you has power and control over you.
This control or abuse can be expressed in different ways.
If possible, talk to someone you trust, such as a friend, counsellor or youth worker.Social abuse Social domestic violence occurs when someone insults or humiliates you in front of other people, keeps you isolated from family and friends, or controls what you do and where you go.Spiritual abuse Spiritual domestic violence involves preventing you from having your own opinions about religion, cultural beliefs and values.As a result, it’s easy to underestimate the amount of danger you’re in.It’s vital to protect yourself from harm if you feel that you’re being abused.