Domestic abuse is not a one-off incident, but an ongoing pattern of behaviour in the relationship. It includes a range of behaviours which, once begun, repeats and often gets worse over time.
Anyone can be a victim regardless of age, gender, ethnicity or sexual orientation.
Coercive and controlling behaviour appears in all domestic abusive relationships to some degree. The video below shows some examples.
If you relate to anything you have seen on this page please seek support.
If you are worried about your immediate safety please ring the police on 999.