Men are still responsible for the worst violence in relationships but women hit their partners as often as men do, according to a new survey.
According to new research, more men than women report having been hit by their partner than women do, Dagbladet reports.
The study is about aggressive behaviour in relationships between young men and women.
Research from the US has proved the same results.
The violence in question is not coarse violence but incidents such as slapping, kicking and hitting.
According to researcher Hilde Pape at Nova (Norwegian Social Research), shouting, arguing and mutual insults are more common in relationships where violence occurs.
The results show that more women than men reported having been aggressive towards their partners. Six percent of men said their partners had physically attacked them over the last six months and only four percent of the women said the same.
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