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But public health experts would tell you that domestic violence happens more often than many people realize. It happens in relationships among adults, teens, college students and even seniors.
It may occur in heterosexual or same-sex relationships, or even in intimate relationships that aren’t sexual.
Along with physical violence and intimidation, it may take verbal, emotional or financial form without physical violence. These non-physical forms of abuse can be devastating, emotionally and physically.
This is a difficult subject. But seeking or providing help may save lives and improve quality of life. If you or someone you know needs help, speaking to a doctor, friend or family member can be a great first step.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) offers detailed information and helpful resources on their Intimate Partner Violence pages.
Originally published 10/5/2020; Reviewed 2022
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