The desire to gain and maintain control over a close relationship serves as the driving force behind domestic violence. Perpetrators frequently believe they have the right to restrict and govern their partners' lives because they often believe that their desires and requirements must come first in the partnership or because they like leveraging the authority that such mistreatment allows them.
Abuse is a learned response. Some individuals generally adopt it from friends, the media, or societal unfairness. Others who witness it firsthand as members of their own families recognize it. Some who abuse others decide to do so despite if they have the opportunity not to, irrespective of how these behaviors were acquired.
Everyone can abuse others, and anyone may experience abuse themselves. Regardless of one's gender, age, sexual identity, race, economic standing, aptitude, immigration status, or any other attribute or identity, incidents occur.