... Domestic violence or spousal abuse refers to a behavior of one person in a relationship dominating over the other. They may be married or not married, living together; separated or dating. Some examples of domestic violence are name-calling or putdowns, withholding money, keeping a partner from contacting their family or friends, stopping a partner from getting or keeping a job, actual or threatened physical harm, sexual assault, stalking and intimidation.
Sometimes, violence can amount to crime (Preidt, para1).
Although spousal abuse takes place in secretive environment, it is possible to predict that a person is going to encounter domestic abuse when in a relationship. The following are some of the...