Abuse involves the intent by the abuser to intimidate, either by threat or by use of physical force on the victim or victims property. The purpose of the assault is to control the behaviour by the inducement of fear. Underlying all abuse is a power imbalance between the victim and the offender.
No, when an abuser places blame on the victim, he/she is trying to escape responsibility for the violence.
Physical: Any unwanted physical contact, e.g. kicking, punching, pulling, pushing, slapping, hitting, pulling hair, arm-twisting, squeezing hand or arm, choking, pushing up against the wall, pointing finger, poking Stopping her from leaving Restraining her in any way Standing to close Picking her up, holding or hugging when it is unwanted Shooting, murder Sexual Forcing intercourse […]