Neglect happens when a family member, who has a duty to care for you, fails to provide you with your basic needs.
It often leads to serious physical violence and can cause you to have lasting health problems, including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
In other cases, both partners may abuse each other.
Family violence includes many different forms of physical and emotional abuse, as well as neglect carried out by family members or intimate partners.
It may include a single act of violence, or a number of acts that form a pattern of abuse.
The primary data source we use is the National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS), which is an annual study conducted by the Justice Department.
To conduct NCVS, researchers interview tens of thousands of Americans each year to learn about crimes that they’ve experienced.
Conflict happens in every relationship, but there are healthy ways to solve problems.
Sometimes people use violence instead of solving their problems peacefully.
It can be hard to break the pattern of abuse, but it is possible.