Dating/Domestic Violence

What is domestic violence?

Michigan law - Domestic Relationship Definition

  • Spouse or former spouse
  • Dating relationship or former dating relationship
  • Child in common
  • Resident or former resident of the same household
    • Including college roommates

Common Signs

Emotional & Psychological Abuse

  • Threatened harm to you, your family or your pets
  • Beliefs, race, heritage, class, religion, or sexual orientation ridiculed
  • Manipulated with lies and contradictions
  • Being convinced you are to blame for the abuse
  • Stalked

Physical Abuse

  • Pushed, shoved or kicked
  • Slapped or bitten
  • Strangled
  • Hit or punched
  • Locked out of your home
  • Denied help when ill, injured or pregnant
  • Weapon used against you
  • By physical force, not being allowed to leave
  • Objects thrown at you
  • Abandoned in a dangerous situation