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Signs of Domestic Violence Abuse

Domestic violence may not look the same in every relationship because every relationship is different. But one thing most abusive relationships have in common is that the abusive partner can take many different actions to exert more power and control over their partners or family members.

Abuse consists of a repetitive pattern of behaviors that are geared toward maintaining power and control over an intimate partner or family members who live together. These are behaviors that physically harm, arouse fear, prevent a partner from making their own choices or force them to behave in ways they do not want.

Getting Help


Miami-Dade County Coordinated Victims Assistance Center

Florida Domestic Violence 24-hour Crisis Hotline
1-800-621-4202 (TTY)