There are different kinds of abuse, but it's always about having power and control over you.

Here are 3 main different ways someone can try to control you, with examples of each.

(1) Physical Abuse  Throwing things, hitting you, shoving you, biting, kicking you, burning you, choking you, holding you down 

(2) Emotional Abuse  Belittling you, blaming you for arguments or abuse, playing down what they're doing to you, Isolating you from friends or family, stopping you from going out, controlling your money, accusing you of flirting, cheating, telling you what to think, where to go, what to do and what to wear

(3) Sexual Abuse  Making unwanted sexual demands, hurting you during sex, pressuring you to h ave unsafe sex, eg. Not using a condom, Pressuring you to have sex, Touching you in a way you don't want to be touched, Rape

If these sound familiar you may be in an abusive relationship. Get help here