SULLIVAN41 said on
Intimate partner violence has also been called domestic violence and domestic abuse. The term has been expanded to include romantic relationships where the couple does not cohabitate and one or more forms of abuse exists. This type of violence may take many forms. While physical attacks are what immediately comes to mind when discussing violence, other forms of abuse are also included. These are mental and emotional abuse, physical control and restricting access to the outside world (confinement), financial abuse (where one partner’s access to money is controlled by the other and used to force compliance), and sexual abuse or rape.