In a relationship where there is domestic violence, four criteria are present.

  1. Search for power
    Your partner uses several different ways to take power or keep control over you.
  2. The intention to win
    Your partner wants to dominate the couple, seeks power and wants to keep control. Their intention is to win at all costs.
  3. Persistence in actions and behaviour
    Your partner uses the cycle of violence (tension, aggression, justification and reconciliation).
  4. Impact
    The balance of power has an impact directly on you. You feel powerless, you are afraid of reprisals, and you have developed coping strategies to survive this violence.

Referrals: [Online] SOS violence conjugale, Tools, 2021.