It affects people of all socioeconomic backgrounds and education levels.
It’s not always easy to tell at the beginning of a relationship if it will become abusive.
It includes the use of physical and sexual violence, threats and intimidation, emotional abuse and economic deprivation.
Many of these different forms of domestic violence/abuse can be occurring at any one time within the same intimate relationship.
Your self-esteem and overall confidence level may be severely damaged by the abuse you endured.
According to Help Guide, it's not uncommon to experience symptoms of depression or anxiety.