“[She] looked like a prisoner — it was horrible,” one mother said of her daughter in the report. But she just kept saying she’s in love and [Kelly] is the one who cares for her.
I'm talking here about psychological abuse — also known as mental or emotional abuse.
Psychological abuse occurs when a person in the relationship tries to control information available to another person with intent to manipulate that person's sense of reality or their view of what is acceptable and not acceptable.
Ms Blears pointed out that a survey showed overwhelming backing for Clare’s Law, with 91 per cent of women consulted saying a person had the right to know if their partner had a recorded history of domestic violence.
The draft Clare’s Law scheme would include allowing women with concerns about their partners to apply to their local police station for information on any violent past.
This is in part due to abusive incidents with sports figures or celebrities that have become very public.
Recently there was even a video released by popular You Tube vlogger, Matthew Santoro, explaining his personal experience with his own emotionally abusive relationship.
You may find yourself feeling confused about the relationship, off balance or like you are "walking on eggshells" all the time.
This is the kind of abuse that often sneaks up on you as you become more entrenched in the relationship.
Good relationships don't make you feel this way.