No one should have to endure this kind of pain—and your first step to breaking free is recognizing that your situation is abusive. If you feel like you have to walk on eggshells around your partner—constantly watching what you say and do in order to avoid a blow-up—chances are your relationship is unhealthy and abusive.
Once you acknowledge the reality of the abusive situation, you can get the help you need. Other signs that you may be in an abusive relationship include a partner who belittles you or tries to control you, and feelings of self-loathing, helplessness, and desperation.
Forced sex, even by a spouse or intimate partner with whom you also have consensual sex, is an act of aggression and violence.
Furthermore, people whose partners abuse them physically The incidents of physical abuse seem minor when compared to those you have read about, seen on television, or heard other women talk about.
If you recognize yourself or someone you know in the following warning signs and descriptions of abuse, reach out. When people think of domestic abuse, they often focus on domestic violence.