Table 1.

Survey Instrument

Couples use many different ways of trying to settle their differences. The following things may happen to you during an argument with your boyfriend, husband, or partner. Please mark how many times in the last 3 months these things have happened to you.OnceTwice3–5 Times6–10 Times11–20 Times>20 TimesNA
We discussed an issue calmly.
My partner stomped out of the room or house or yard.
My partner threatened me.
My partner threatened to hit or throw something at me.
My partner smashed or hit or kicked something.
My partner pushed, grabbed, or shoved me.