Often wrongly thought to just be referring to physical violence, Domestic and Family Violence under the law refers to behaviours by one person to control, dominate, humiliate, or intimidate another. It can happen to anyone, ANYONE regardless of your background, your bank account or level of education. It can be hard it can be to realise you are in a violent situation. Abusers cause harm to your body, mind, and spirit, which is why you feel afraid and insecure.