Domestic Violence is a tactic of power and control and can include the following types of abuse:
PHYSICAL - pushing, hitting, kicking, tripping, strangling, biting, pulling hair, using weapons and restraining you (not letting you leave), or forcing alcohol/drug use.
EMOTIONAL - damaging one's self-worth. This may include constant criticism, name-calling, or damaging one's relationship with his/her children.
SEXUAL - forcing sexual contact without consent including marital rape, forcing sex after physical violence or treating one in a sexually demeaning manner.
ECONOMIC - making a person financially dependent by maintaining control over financial resources, withholding access to money, or forbidding school or employment.
PSYCHOLOGICAL - causing fear by intimidation, threatening physical harm to self, or others, harm to pets and property, and forcing isolation from family, friends, or school and/or work.