Sometimes, abuse happens in ways that are not physical. This non-physical abuse can be just as damaging.
Does your partner ever shout at you or call you names? Does he swear at you or threaten to hurt you? This is verbal abuse, and just like physical abuse, it is not acceptable or okay.
Another type of abuse is financial abuse. Does your partner take your money without your permission? Does your partner expect you to do house work while he is earning a wage – and then not help you with any money?
Taking care of the home and looking after children or elders is a big support for a family. The breadwinner should also support the family by sharing money to help everyone, including you.