Even if they do not yell at you or insult you, when your partner starts planning for you, such as where you go on vacation or who you can or can not go out with, it’s a type of abuse. Control is an abuse.
Abusive relationship: They control your money.
This type of control, as with your schedule, is an abuse. If they are constantly worried about your money or are giving you a modest amount of money to live on (for example if you are a housewife) it is also a type of abuse.
They manipulate and intimidate.
Often, manipulation and intimidation do not need to scream, insult or control, but they use your thoughts and emotions and turn them against you. They know your weaknesses and exploit them intelligently.
They beat you, sexually abuse you, or mentally torture you.
Whatever you do, your partner should not hit you. If you say no to sex and they force you, it’s also violence. Always. If they verbally abuse you, it’s an abuse. Ask for help if you are in this kind of situation.
One of the most important things: do not be silent and do not be a silent victim, break the silence and say ‘NO!’ I do not deserve to be abused. Once you have made your decision to get out of this abusive relationship do not hold back because you deserve respect, happiness and a decent, safe and secure life.