Domestic violence occurs when the abuser believes that abuse is acceptable, justified, or unlikely to be reported.
It may produce intergenerational cycles of abuse in children and other family members, who may feel that such violence is acceptable or condoned.
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Because relationships exist on a spectrum, it can be hard to tell when a behavior crosses the line from healthy to unhealthy or even abusive.
Drugs and Alcohol is a major problem in the world today.Domestic violence can take place in heterosexual and same-sex family relationships, and can involve violence against children in the family.Domestic violence can take a number of forms, including physical, verbal, emotional, economic, religious, and sexual abuse, which can range from subtle, coercive forms to marital rape and to violent physical abuse such as female genital mutilation and acid throwing that results in disfigurement or death.Domestic violence may seem unpredictable, simply an outburst related just to the moment and to the circumstances in the lives of the people involved.In fact, however, domestic violence follows a typical pattern no matter when it occurs or who is involved.