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Intention to commit violent domestic abuse but failing?

This is not US-specific, I'm in Europe, but more general for all Western legal systems. I just read https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Domestic_violence_against_men and something struck me - intention is ...
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What legal actions can I take to prevent my abusive parents from stalking and harassing my family?

My parents were abusive when I was a child. I took legal action at age 11 and put an end the physical abuse. I moved out at age 15 and am now 20. My parents have not stopped trying to contact me. I ...
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In the United States, can I sue my ex significant other for turning me gay?

Suppose that a person A happily entered a mutually romantic heterosexual relationship with another adult B and after suffering through three years of daily abuse, deliberate cruelty and elaborate ...
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Are Parent-to-Child death threats legal exceptions?

Is it legal for a parent to make a death threat to their child verbally, to "keep them in line"? Is a parent threatening a child with death an exception, if they said it was "from love ...
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Why is only physical abuse illegal, but not other forms of abuse? [closed]

In my understanding, there are 4 forms of psychological abuse: physical abuse, emotional abuse, sexual abuse, economical abuse. However, only physical abuse is illegal, and thus can be intervened. But,...