A man appeared from custody at Jedburgh Sheriff Court and admitted assaulting his former partner.
Robert Yule, 40, also pleaded guilty to making threatening remarks and causing a disturbance at a house in Inchmyre, Kelso, last Wednesday.
A not-guilty plea to assaulting a man during the same incident was accepted by the crown.
Sentence was deferred on Yule, of Inchmead Drive, Kelso, until October 2 for the production of background reports. He was released on bail.