Domestic violence is physical, emotional, or sexual abuse that happens in a personal relationship. The abuser may use fear, bullying, and threats to gain power and control over the other person. He or she may act jealous, controlling, or possessive. Over time, the abuse may get worse.
Medical Review:Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine & Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine & Brigid McCaw MD, MS, MPH, FACP - Family Violence Prevention