Definition and Signs of Domestic Violence

It’s not always easy to tell whether a relationship will turn abusive. Some behaviors appear over time and can take many different forms.

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In This Article:

  • Domestic violence can happen to people of any age, race or sexual orientation, and it comes in many forms like physical, verbal, emotional, financial or sexual.
  • Warning signs include being jealous of friends and family, isolating you, controlling your money, putting you down, intimidation with verbal threats or weapons – especially to your children and family — and pressuring you to have sex or use drugs or alcohol.
  • If you are experiencing the warning signs, seek help now — but be careful. Domestic violence situations can become volatile if the victim attempts to leave. Call Mariposa: Wings to Safety 602-344-5976 or 602-344-1545 for emergency help.

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