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Family Problems: Stress, Risk, and Resilience by Joyce A. Arditti

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14Intimate Partner Violence

Jennifer L. Hardesty and Kimberly A. Crossman

Approximately one in four women experience physical or sexual violence by an intimate partner (IPV) in their lifetime (Black et al., 2011). As the scenarios in the case example on page 214 illustrate, the type and context of these acts can vary greatly. When most people think about IPV they envision the scenario that describes Toni’s relationship. Indeed, this is what we tend to see in movies (e.g., Revolutionary Road, Enough) and music videos (e.g., Eminem’s Love the Way You Lie) and what typically receives the most attention in the news media. These are the situations that often end with the woman escaping the relationship after multiple attempts to ...

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