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Power & Control

The Power and Control Wheel is a tool that helps explain the different ways an abusive partner can manipulate a relationship.

Physical and sexual assaults or threats to commit them are the most apparent forms of domestic violence and are usually the actions that allow others to become aware of the problem. Very often, one or more violent incidents are accompanied by an array of these other types of abuse. They are less easily identified, yet firmly establish a pattern of intimidation and control in the relationship.