Abusive intimidating behavior definition
Domestic violence affects people of all socioeconomic backgrounds and education levels.
Just because there is no physical mark doesn't mean the abuse isn't real and isn't a problem or even a crime in some countries.
The abuser then resumes "normal" behavior as if the abuse never happened and may, in fact, be extra charming, apologetic and giving – making the abused party believe that the abuser is sorry.
The abuser then begins to fantasize about abusing his partner again and sets up a situation in which more emotional abuse can take place.
Isolation, gaslighting, mind games and divide and rule are other strategies that are often used.
The victim may be plied with alcohol or drugs to help disorientate them.