Relationship Abuse can include:
What's the line between 'Normal Relationship Disagreements' and 'Relationship Abuse'?
Disagreements are a normal part of a healthy relationship but both people should be able to put forward their different points of view or concerns and feel comfortable discussing them together.
In healthy relationships, both parties treat each other with respect and try to overcome their problems and disagreements.
However, in a relationship where Relationship Abuse occurs, the situation is very different. One person in the relationship feels threatened - too frightened to argue back or too scared to disagree or express his/her opinion. If someone is using intimidation, manipulation, violence and/or fear to control the other person, it is abuse!
Violating someone's sense of security and safety, is abuse! Abusing a family member, friend or someone you have a close or trusted relationship with, is Relationship Abuse! Relationship Abuse is a crime.