Abuse can take on many forms and while some of them, such as physical abuse or sexual abuse are apparent, other forms, such as emotional abuse can’t be detected that easily, but are just as damaging.  Abuse has no place in love, and a relationship is not supposed to wear down your self-esteem or undermine your mental health. Getting out of such a relationship might seem daunting, and yes, it will take time, but if you take 1 step today to move away from the abuser you will move closer to your independence and success.