Exploring the link between pet abuse and controlling behaviors in violent relationships.

@article{Simmons2007ExploringTL,
  title={Exploring the link between pet abuse and controlling behaviors in violent relationships.},
  author={Catherine A. Simmons and Peter Lehmann},
  journal={Journal of interpersonal violence},
  year={2007},
  volume={22 9},
  pages={1211-22}
}
Domestic violence is not as simple as one partner physically harming another. Instead, it consists of a complex range of controlling behaviors including physical, emotional, sexual, and economic maltreatment as well as isolation, male privilege, blaming, intimidation, threats, and minimizing/denying behaviors. In addition to the controlling behaviors reported by women seeking shelter from violent relationships, a growing body of research indicates some individuals who abuse their intimate… CONTINUE READING

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