Domestic abuse has been known to occur in same sex relationships as well as opposite sex relationships.

According to data from the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence General Information Packet (2007), almost 95% of DV victims are women.

PACT5 was started by students and faculty in 5 universities: Rowan University (NJ), California State University at Northridge, Western State Colorado University, Northern Illinois University, and Framingham State University (MA).

PACT 5 has produced a series of documentaries that are powerful stories that will hopefully change tragic behavior patterns.

Some people doubt whether or not they are even in a violent dating situation and become confused by their relationship.

Violence hotlines are an effective resource for getting help with your relationship and identifying possible violence or other abuse, according to the National Center for Victims of Crime.

While many people like to believe “it could never happen to me”, in fact domestic abuse can happen to anyone in any part of the world.

People of any nationality, ethnicity, religion, gender or economic status can become domestic violence victims.

Childhood abuse doesn't have to stand in the way of you having a close and intimate relationship. Gwen and her husband, Paul, were snuggling on the couch.

The kids were in bed and they finally had a few moments to be alone together.

These statistics are frightening and they are only some of the statistics.

What is also frightening is that abuse still remains to a large degree hidden.

If you don’t want to talk to a stranger, find someone you trust, such as a family member, close friend or even a school counselor, and talk to them about your relationship.