IPV is when one person tries to control the other person in a current or former intimate relationship. This abuse is not always physical.
Many victims who are surviving IPV are made to feel that the control is done out of love or care.
This confusion can make it difficult for them to ask for help or to leave the relationship.
IPV is also known as domestic violence (DV) but also includes current or former unmarried partners or people who are dating.
Who is affected by Intimate Partner Violence?
IPV can affect anyone, regardless of gender identity, sexual orientation, age, race, religion, ethnicity, education, or socio-economic status.