The impacts of wife abuse in societies and their negative influences of mothers and children have been presented in many researches. One of the general characteristics of wife abuse is its hidden nature; in such a way that most Iranian women tolerate their being abused. Thus, there is no notable research in the country on this issue. In order to review the prevalence of wife abuse and it’s affecting factors among the married couples of the city of Tehran, Moffitt et al (1996) Questionnaire has been applied. Findings of their research reports 81.71 percent of prevalence of wife abuse. The report identifies that there is a significant relationship between the variables of age, education, occupation and family level of income of wives abused. Also, with the length of marriage, the rate of wife abuse did not decline. That is, social tolerance not only has helped continuation of domestic violence, rather it enhances it