Domestic Violence

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Domestic Violence: Victims and Survivors

Learn more about what is domestic violence, domestic abuse, and where you can get help.

Domestic Violence: Alleged Abuser

What is domestic violence and domestic abuse?

Domestic violence and abuse can happen to anyone: men, women and children. The military distinguishes between "domestic abuse" and "domestic violence." In both cases, the relationship between you and victim must be one of "intimate partner." This means your spouse or ex-spouse, someone you have a child with, or someone you lived with as if you were married.