Domestic Violence

Posted by Frank Gillespie MA


What is domestic violence?

Domestic violence is when a family member, spouse, domestic partner or ex-partner attempts or implements practices which provide power over the other party (family member, partner etc). The different forms of abuse are not just physical violence, but can be sexual, mental, financial or legal dominance. Other terms for domestic violence include domestic abuse, intimate partner violence, battering, relationship abuse, spousal abuse, or family violence. Elder abuse and child abuse fall within the category of domestic violence. Violence itself can be broadly interpreted: it may include psychological terror beyond verbal and emotional abuse, fighting, death...

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Help with Domestic Abuse

Posted by Frank Gillespie MA


Help with Domestic Abuse

PsychNook.com is an online counseling service offering people a chance to talk to a fully trained, experienced counselor in a completely confidential manner, regardless of location or ability to travel. However, because it is online, it is extremely important that if there is any immediate possibility of physical danger, the victim should immediately seek domestic violence support locally.

Having said that, getting local support for domestic abuse is not always easy and online domestic abuse counseling can help in a number of areas, especially where the abuse is not physical. Abuse can be emotional, verbal, or financial...

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