Relationship abuse (or intimate partner violence) includes many types of abuse including emotional, physical, sexual, financial, reproductive, and spiritual abuse. It affects people of all backgrounds, including all racial, cultural, age, sexuality, gender, and religious identities.
According to the National Domestic Violence Hotline, warning signs of intimate partner violence/abuse include:
The National Domestic Violence Hotline also provides a breakdown of abusive and manipulative behaviors on specific types of abuse, such as physical, sexual, emotional, financial, and more. For more information on sins of abuse, click here.
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Founded in memory of a young woman who lost her life to relationship violence, the One Love Foundation educates young people on the signs of healthy and unhealthy relationships.
The National Domestic Violence Hotline provides information on intimate partner violence, as well as confidential resources. Their website also includes what to do if you are concerned your computer activity is being monitored.
This page provides information on the intersections between intimate partner violence and LGBTQ+ relationships and addresses the obstacles that may be different for people in this community.
Love Is Respect provides information, statistics, and resources for young people experiencing unhealthy relationships and intimate partner violence.
Domestic Shelters will help you locate a shelter near you who can assist you (and your children) in leaving domestic violence behind.
Victims with disabilities can face different obstacles than those without disabilities. Find out more about the intersections between disability and intimate partner violence by clicking below.
Financial abuse and manipulation often keeps victims trapped in abusive relationships. This website offers advice on how to leave an abuser who is controlling your finances and where to access financial assistance after leaving.