Domestic violence is not only in the form of sexual violence and physical but it also includes psychological violence. There are diverse meanings of psychological violence but generally it refers to repetitive and intense degradation which creates isolation and controls the behaviors and actions of the other spouse by means of manipulation or intimidation to the individual detriment. Evidently, domestic violence deeply destroys homes. Recent research has shown that a lot of people use domestic violence to maintain or gain power in order to control the other intimate partner. In order to achieve this, the person uses various acts of manipulation, humiliation, terrorism, intimidation, blame, and wound or injures the other partner (Cefrey, 2009).
Consequently, it is paramount to note that domestic violence can be fought against by use of non violent action. Nonviolent action refers to the various means of bringing positive social change mainly without hurting others. The meaning of nonviolent action is simple though it is very difficult to comprehend since the society generally equates strength, power and effectiveness with competition, violence and domination. The society contends that those people who do not destroy their opponents are either insane, cowards or saints. However, acts of retaliation do not conform to effective social change which is fundamental in achieving nonviolent actions. Additionally, for a person to be effective requires that they have a carefully planned list of actions that they should consider to take in order to impact positively on each person they encounter (Johnson & Grant, 2005).
In accordance to McCue (2008), violence refers to physically hurting someone, it then follows that nonviolence refers to merely refraining from any physical attacks. Nonviolence actions are unfortunately confused with indifference,