It is a pattern of behavior by one partner designed to establish power or control over the other partner. It can take the form of physical, verbal, sexual, emotional or psychological abuse. Most people think of physical violence as the only type of relationship abuse. But in fact, more than 30 years of relationship violence research has indicated that the verbal and emotional abuse has as much or more negative impact on survivors of violence than physical abuse. Watch Kati Morton's video to learn more.
Acts of Physical Violence Examples:
Acts of Psychological Abuse
Acts of Verbal Abuse
If you feel you are in danger, immediately call 911.
If you would like to take a free assessment used by law enforcement to determine the threat level, click here. You can also call the National Domestic Violence Hotline 24 hours a day, 7 days a week or check out the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence website to learn more.
For more local resources on domestic violence, check out the Center for Family Safety and Healing resource page. To reach out to a counselor at Columbus Behavioral Health that specializes in relationship issues/challenges, please call our office at 614-360-2600.