The consequences of the parental alienation theory can lead to children getting a court order to visit or live with an abusive parent.
Just as domestic violence was once misunderstood and tolerated, many today fail to grasp how nude photographs can be wielded as weapons of abuse.
There have already been two recent inquires into family court, but none of their recommendations have been rolled out.
Tying Centrelink payments to a partner can trap women in violent relationships.
Many men who experience domestic abuse or violence are too embarrassed to seek help.
Clingy behaviour can be narcissistic, too.
Lawyers and jurors need to know what causes people to behave the way they do.
There is a clear link between women who have experienced domestic violence and mental illness. This link needs to be better addressed in mental health services.
But questions remain on how well a scheme to provide victims with information about abusive partners is working.
The law needs updating – but great care is required when it comes to consent and sadomasochistic sex.
In Myanmar, spousal abuse is legal and stigma stop most women from reporting sexual violence. A bill championed by feminists but long stalled in Parliament may soon give women their basic rights.
The term 'gaslighting' is now liberally used but what does it mean and where did it come from?
A study in Kenya found that the lower men ranked themselves in society, the more violent they were with their intimate partners.
For the millions celebrating on the Champs-Elysées last month, Frenchness was not just an idea, it was an intense shared experience. But what happens to that identity when the celebrations end?
It's still rare for cases of coercive control to reach prosecution.
Reality TV shows depicting relationships are popular, but a tolerance of abusive behaviour is also being exposed to a wide audience – including younger viewers.
Connected objects can do a lot of good, but they can also become weapons in the hands of abusive partners. How can these new risks be prevented?
Teenagers often don't understand what emotional abuse is – and shows such as Love Island can make it seem normal.
Trump hopes migrants won't come if they know their children will be taken away. That grim logic ignores the inescapable dangers that drive thousands of Central Americans to flee their homes each year.
International law recognizes that women and LGBTQ people face unique forms of violence that may qualify them for asylum. The US now asserts that domestic abuse is a 'private' matter.