Definitions for "Abusive relationship"
a non-consensual relationship where you are forced against your will to comply with another's demands and expectations, to the
An abusive relationship is an interpersonal relationship characterized by the use or threat of physical or psychological abuse (see battered woman syndrome). Abusive relationships are often characterized by jealousy, emotional withholding, lack of intimacy, infidelity, sexual coercion, verbal abuse, broken promises, physical violence, control games and power plays.http://www.recovery-man.com/abusive/abusive.htm. Abusive relationships are often progressive.