When most people think of domestic violence, they think of one thing: one spouse striking the other. This is one of the most common forms of domestic violence, but not the only one. There can also be verbal abuse, emotional abuse, sexual abuse, financial abuse and more.
While real allegations of domestic violence are made every day, it may surprise some people to know just how common false allegations are. These are sometimes made as a way to manipulate people, to get revenge for some perceived wrong, or to blackmail people into doing what others want. Those who have signed the petition warn that lives can be ruined this way, asking for Congress to step in and put a stop to it.