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My partner has never hit me, could I still be experiencing domestic abuse?.

Domestic abuse does not always include physical violence;

It also includes emotional, verbal, financial and sexual abuse, and can include stalking behaviours and digital abuse too. The key thing to remember is that all forms of abuse fall under the umbrella of coercive control.

Coercive control includes assault, threats, humiliation and intimidation all with the intention to harm, punish or frighten the victim.

Perpetrators will use a range of actions in order to control their victim.