Government of New Brunswick

Intimate partner violence takes many forms. It can be physical, verbal, emotional, sexual, financial, and spiritual. IPV is not necessarily a single physical attack or threat. It is a pattern of behaviour meant to exert power and control over the victim and it can get worse over time.


Above information courtesy of Public Legal Education and Information Service of New Brunswick (PLEIS-NB).




Intimate Partner Violence can occur in all relationship types (current and former married, common-law and dating relationships, and irrespective of sexual orientation). While the vast majority of victims of intimate partner violence are women, and men tend to more commonly be the abuser, IPV can be directed at male victims by other males or female abusers as well.