Domestic violence is defined as actions used by one partner to maintain power and control over
another partner in a relationship. Physical and sexual violence, threats, emotional abuse and
withholding money or other basic needs are all forms of domestic violence and any or all of
them can happen at any one time within the same relationship. Anyone can commit or be a
victim of domestic violence; it affects people of all races, religions, genders, educational and
to any of these questions, you may be in an abusive relationship. You are not alone, you didn’t cause the abuse, and no one has the right to hurt you. Help is local, free, and totally confidential. Call the Haven of Hope Crisis Line at 423-569-3333 anytime, day or night.