The most obvious cases are the most serious, but the abuse can often be subtle, and the abused does not even realize that he is being abused.
A relationship can be classified as abusive if one of the partners forms a constant habit of not taking into account the rights and feelings of the other. Physical or verbal aggression, emotional blackmail, manipulation, and deception may appear, all of which make the power balance unequal.
There are four categories of abuse, namely physical, sexual, verbal, and emotional. These are interconnected and there are infrequent situations where only one appears.
Physical abuse: painful blows or touches, such as slapping, biting, shaking, throwing, choking, and restrictions on freedom.
Sexual abuse: any sexual activity that was not consented to by both, which may happen because you were emotionally blackmailed or threatened.
Verbal abuse: words spoken with the aim of hurting or humiliating the other person. It can be about insults, sarcasm, insulting names, criticism, and swearing.
Emotional abuse: manipulation, emotional blackmail, distortion of facts and situations in such a way that the abused person is found guilty, criticism is found or criticism in front of other people.
I've mentioned some warning signs below to help you better understand the situation you're in. Any of the signs below are serious. You don't have to experience several signs, or all of the signs, to be in an abusive relationship.