Below we briefly discuss certain instances in which you may find yourself the victim of such unlawful conduct, how such conduct is legally defined, and some of the remedies available to you.Assault is the unlawful and intentional application of force whether directly or indirectly to the person by another, or inspiring a belief in another person that force is immediately to be applied to that person.The test for assault is subjective and, therefore, it is committed not only when force is applied to you (i.e.to your person, not to your property), but also when you believe that a threat of immediate force is to be applied to you (accompanied by the belief that the perpetrator has the present ability to apply that harm to you).The frequency and severity of domestic violence can vary dramatically; however, the one constant component of domestic violence is one partner’s consistent efforts to maintain power and control over the other.Domestic violence is an epidemic affecting individuals in every community, regardless of age, economic status, sexual orientation, gender, race, religion, or nationality.
Domestic violence can result in physical injury, psychological trauma, and in severe cases, even death.
Your time is valuable, and your happiness and well-being are important.
Unless there’s something critical at stake, don’t expend yourself by trying to grapple with a person who’s negatively entrenched.
Here are eight keys to successfully handle adult bullies, with excerpts from my book: “How to Successfully Handle Aggressive, Intimidating, and Controlling People.” Not all of the tips below may apply to your particular situation. If you don’t feel comfortable with a situation, leave. Contact law enforcement, emergency hotline, crisis hotline, social agencies, or legal representatives if you have to.
Should you decide to deal with the aggressor, consider the following skills and strategies. Keep Your Distance and Keep Your Options Open Not all adult bullies are worth tasseling with.