Am I being abused?
RECOGNISING IF YOU ARE IN AN ABUSIVE RELATIONSHIP IS THE FIRST STEP TO GETTING HELP
Everyone has arguments, and everyone disagrees with their partners, family members, and others close to them from time to time. We all do things at times which we regret, and which cause unhappiness to those we care about. But if this begins to form a consistent pattern, then it is an indication of domestic abuse. It might not be easy to identify domestic abuse at first. While some relationships are clearly abusive from the outset, abuse often starts subtly and gets worse over time.