October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month
Merriam-Webster‘s defines domestic violence as the inflicting of physical injury by one family or household member on another; also: a repeated or habitual pattern of such behavior.
This definition has broadened by domestic advocates, counselors, therapist and practitioners a more thorough definition:
Domestic violence is repeated or habitual pattern behavior that may include verbal, psychological, economic, sexual, and physical abuse by current or former spouses, boy/girl-friends. Whether or not they live or lived together, dated, or shared a child. Domestic violence occurs in both opposite and same-sex relationships between couples of all ages.
Furthermore, WOMEN and MEN can be victims of domestic violence. Domestic violence can impact anyone at anytime regardless of race, gender, socio-economic status, religious affiliation and so on…