Domestic abuse isn't just a man hitting a woman. Both parties in a relationship can be abusive.
With men it's usually physical and with women emotional. Local case was particularly sad. Woman informed her friends that husband was shagging twelve year old step-daughter. Husband of one of those friends shot the alleged paedophile and hid the body. Some years alter the killer experienced remorse and showed the police where the body had been dumped.
In the ensuing court case, the woman admitted she had been lying about her husband shagging her daughter.