Domestic Violence: The Four Most Common Types of Domestic Violence

Domestic Violence in a Relationship

If you are experiencing any form of abuse in your relationship, you may be a victim of domestic violence.  A partner in a relationship may abuse their significant other in order to control the other partner.  Abusive behavior may also be a way in which the partner tries to assert power over the person and the relationship.

Four Most Common Types of Domestic Violence

There are four types of domestic violence that we commonly hear about.  Those four types of domestic  violence are:

  • Physical abuse.  Physical behavior that it is violent may be considered physical abuse.  Some violent behaviors include hair pulling, biting, pushing. Punching, slapping, and so on.
  • Emotional abuse.  Emotional abuse is usually verbal.  It includes bad-mouthing or name-calling and it serves to make the other person feel less-than or invalidated.
  • Economic abuse.  Economic abuse may occur when a partner takes control over the other partner’s finances.  They may also refuse to allow the partner to spend money or they may prohibit them from being successful in some way (i.e. not letting them go to school or hold a job.
  • Psychological abuse.  Psychological abuse is used to invoke fear, usually in the form of threats and isolation.

Since abuse in a relationship can take many forms, it is important to realize the signs early.  If you notice signs of abuse, you may be able to get help that can save you from abuse and maybe even save your relationship.

If you are a victim of domestic violence, it can be extremely scary and emotional.  It is important that you get help and protection, before a situation becomes dire.  If you need helping with a domestic violence matter, it is important to contact an experienced attorney.

The law firm of Mattleman, Weinroth & Miller, P.C., is composed of experienced attorneys throughout the states of New Jersey and Delaware. Please contact the office for a free initial consultation and get any questions answered regarding your specific case.