Domestic Violence In Texas
Domestic violence and abuse, also called intimate partner violence, when one person purposely causes either physical or mental harm to another, including: physical abuse, psychological or emotional abuse, sexual assault, isolation, controlling all of the victimâ€™s money, shelter, time, food, etc.
Often, the violent person is a husband, former husband, boyfriend, or ex-boyfriend, but sometimes the abuser is female. Domestic violence and abuse are common and must be taken very seriously. This very common problem should be taken very seriously. One in four women report that they have been physically assaulted or raped by an intimate partner. These crimes occur in both heterosexual and same-sex relationships.
The consequences of intimate partner violence can be devastating to women. Physical and emotional trauma can lead to increased stress, depression, lowered self-esteem, and post-traumatic stress disorder (an emotional state of discomfort and stress associated with the memories of a disturbing event). Violence against women by any one is always wrong, whether the abuser is a current or past spouse, boyfriend, or girlfriend; someone you date; a family member; an acquaintance; or a stranger.