Domestic Abuse Directory
Domestic abuse, also called intimate partner violence, is a pattern of abuse used by one person to control another. This may lead to hitting, hurting, or threatening a partner or spouse. Though often it is physical, abuse may also take the form of controlling, spying on, insulting, or taking sexual advantage of the spouse or partner. If there is a pattern of abuse, the abused partner should seek help. There are many organizations and people who can step in and help the family. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how domestic violence or abuse begins, what the signs are, how to get help, and much more.
What Are the Signs of Domestic Abuse?
The signs of domestic abuse may not be as clear as you’d think. Here’s a checklist on how to recognize the warning symptoms of psychological and physical abuse.
Domestic Abuse: Types and Signs
Domestic abuse is more than just physical violence. Know the emotional, psychological, and financial forms of abuse.
Mental Health and Anger Management
Uncontrolled anger can affect many aspects of your life, including your health and relationships. Learn more from WebMD about anger management.
Sexual Assault Treatment
If you have been sexually assaulted or think you have been, first, you must overcome the stigma of reporting the event. The stigma of reporting a sexual assault or rape ...
Should You Be Worried if He Hit You Just Once?
Our mental health expert explains why even a one-time smack can be a symptom of long-term problems.
Violence at Home
Every couple fights, but when bruises become part of the picture, getting out before it's too late may save your life. How can you defend yourself against domestic abuse?
Curbing the Violence
Programs to combat dating and domestic abuse are aiming for younger, middle school audiences.
Domestic Abuse: Recognizing the Potential Abuser
Domestic abusers often follow a pattern of behavior and may exhibit some of these common warning signs.