Dating/domestic violence and abusive relationships involve physical, sexual, psychological harm, and/or threat of harm, by a current or former partner.
All of these crimes lack consent, which is active and enthusiastic participation. Consent can be given and revoked at any time and cannot be assumed from silence or lack of resistance.
If you or someone you know is unsure if their relationship is healthy or abusive, learn more.
Learn more about a survivor's rights.