We have all been there when arguing with our partner, it typically occurs at the end of the whole fiasco… Blank facial expressions, silent stares, or walking out of the room are all examples of stonewalling. The term stonewalling refers to the act of turning away from the discussion, (or person) due to a lack of mental energy or intense frustration. Stonewalling or shutting down is one of th...
Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) refers specifically to violence and aggression between intimate partners. IPV can include physical, sexual or psychological abuse or stalking.
In the United States, about 1 in 4 women (or 27%) and 1 in 10 men (or 11%) report having been harmed by sexual or physical violence, or by stalking by an intimate partner at some point in their lives.
Intimate Partner Violence: Read about the warning signs that lead to violence and make a plan to stay safe.
IPV can be life threatening and lead to PTSD. Symptoms of PTSD can sometimes increase individuals’ risk for future IPV, so it can be important to recognize and treat PTSD symptoms among individuals who experience IPV.
Read more about PTSD symptoms and treatment in our booklets: Understanding PTSD and Understanding PTSD Treatment.
The following phone numbers are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. It may be helpful to memorize them in case of emergency.
- Call 911
- National Domestic Violence Hotline:
1-800-799-SAFE (7233) responds to calls 24/7, every day of the year to offer confidential crisis intervention. (www.thehotline.org)
- National Sexual Assault Hotline:
1-800-656-4673 offers free, confidential, live help for sexual assault victims and their friends and families. (www.rainn.org)