It's not always physical...
Sometimes domestic abuse can be about controlling behaviour and emotions. Neither are ok, in fact it's a crime.
Coercion and control – what does that mean?
Controlling or coercive behaviour is a pattern of actions that take place over a period of time where someone intimidates or exerts power and control over another person or group.
Unfortunately, the person carrying out this behaviour will generally be known to the people being abused. That might be through a physical, distant or online relationship.
They might be a current or ex-partner, a family member, carer or describe themselves as a friend.