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What is relationship violence?
Relationship violence (dating or domestic violence) is the actual or threatened physical, sexual, verbal, emotional or economic abuse of an individual by someone with whom they have or have had an intimate relationship.
Relationship violence is a silent epidemic. It is rarely discussed and rarely seen because abusive partners frequently appear charming in public, but violent and angry behind closed doors. However, relationship abuse is the leading cause of injury to women. Although it occurs in heterosexual and homosexual relationships, the predominantly repeated pattern appears to be a male abuser and an abused female.
Does your partner or former partner:
An atmosphere of isolation and silence can sometimes support a pattern of violence. Seek help if you feel you are in an abusive relationship.
What are some warning signs that my partner may become abusive?
Your dating relationship is potentially dangerous if you…
If you'd like to talk with a counselor about relationship issues, please call 218-726-7913 to schedule an appointment.
For more information, campus and community resources and helpful links, visit our Sexual Health Educators page.