he most common form of violence suffered by a woman is intimate partner violence. IPV endorses physical, sexual, psychological, economic abuse and stalking that are the five multi-faceted methods of violence and abuse that perpetrators utilize to achieve, maintain and regain control of their intimate partners or potential ones. Coercion or terroristic threats, coupled with any of the five methods of abuse above mentioned, constitute IPV (Smith et al. 2016). References Smith Slep A. M., Heyman R. E., Lorber M. F. (2016). Coercive process and intimate partner violence in committed relationships, in The Oxford Handbook of Coercive Relationship Dynamics, eds Dishion T. J., Snyder J. J, editors. (Oxford: Oxford University Press; ), 260–272.