What is violence in intimate relationships ?


Physical violence represents all the physical acts of applying force, starting from a stronger grip, bump, pushing and nudging, until causing serious injury and, in the worst case murder. The threat of physical violence, or a reminder of the physical violence that happened earlier, is also sort of violence that inflicts pain and suffering. Violence begins from small acts. This does not mean that it is harmless. All experiences show that violence in time becomes more serious and frequent. Violence does not just disappear by itself. It is important to take it seriously and do something about that. Stopping violence require serious efforts and in this regard, the perpetrators of violence need assistance. Most perpetrators of violence do not see their problem, they believe that the partner is responsible for the violence – she is the one that poses a problem. To stop bullying the perpetrator has to be willing to become aware of his behavior. Violent behavior is sole responsibility of the perpetrator

Psychological violence is often less conspicuous, wherein equally destructive and painful. Psychological violence consists of actions that intimidate, humiliate, control, or compel your partner to feel scared or less valuable. It includes threats, disrespectful and demeaning behavior and all the ways the perpetrator impose his will on partner’s behavior.

Some men does not solve their personal problems and frustrations, but behave violently to their loved ones. 10-20% of adult men are violent to their partners.