Domestic violence is defined as a pattern of behaviors perpetrated by one person against another to establish and maintain power and control. These behaviors may be physical, psychological, emotional, spiritual, sexual or economic, the common theme being their intent to intimidate, manipulate or hurt the other person.

Domestic violence doesn’t look the same in every relationship because every relationship is different. What’s important is to recognize what an unsafe relationship looks like and get help.

Remember, you’re not alone—you have choices.

If you are experiencing domestic violence—or think you know someone that may need help—call the Portland Women’s Crisis Line at 503.235.5333 to learn about your options.

You can also learn more by exploring the resources below.