Partner Violence

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5 pages in length. The compulsion to physically or verbally abuse one's partner has been under scrutiny for decades; to understand the mind of someone who can inflict such mental and/or physical pain upon a person one allegedly loves has been the focus of myriad articles on the psychology of relationships. The extent to which partner violence is more prevalent than most people realize is both grand and far-reaching; that women are the greater recipients of such abuse speaks to the way in which partner violence is grounded at least to some degree in the patriarchal composition of global society. Bibliography lists 8 sources.