Domestic Violence As A Pattern Of Abusive Behavior

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Domestic violence is defined as a pattern of abusive behavior in any relationship that is used by one partner to gain or maintain power and control over another intimate partner (Hanson). Worldwide many people are victims or know someone closely that has been effected by domestic violence. Domestic violence does not just come in the form of a husband and wife. It could be any couple whether two men, two women, or a son or daughter. Domestic violence is not a singular term; it can be a plural term over a horizon of multiple situations.
Even though domestic violence can happen to anyone regardless of your gender, race, religion. However, one in four women will experience domestic violence in her lifetime and each year one out of three women are killed due to domestic violence (Domestic Violence). It is not to say that women cannot protect themselves or are weaker than men, it’s the fact that in most cases it is their intimate partner and one may know the individual very well and never think something so dramatic could occur do them until that loved one reaches a breaking point and commits an act of domestic violence. For example, a couple that has known each other for years and knows the other person in and out begins to hit a rocky patch in their relationship. Then one person in the relationship is so bottled up with anger and emotions that they strike their loved one. The victim would have said that the person would never hurt a fly before the act of violence but something…
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