Topic: Emotional abuse
My partner calls me names. Is this abuse?
Indepth information and support for you.
"The abuse started with the odd comment..."
Most domestic violence includes emotional abuse, which can include such tactics such as:
checking up on you, following you, not letting you go out alone.
The impact of emotional abuse may be even more devastating than physical assault - and have much longer term effects - yet most of the above behaviours are not crimes, and it's therefore much more difficult to obtain protection, or even to get others to take them seriously.