When it comes to violence, they can also choose to harm in ways that aren’t easily visible and don’t always leave marks.
Abuse thrives on secrecy. Asking for support and not knowing what comes next can be frightening. But abuse rarely resolves without intervention, as abusers want it to be kept secret so they can keep abusing.
If you are experiencing violence or abuse in your relationship, please tell someone you trust about what’s going on.
You can also talk to Kids Helpline (anonymously if you choose) about your options.