With gestures that could be interpreted as either sweet or mildly controlling, depending on the context.
Slowly, the conversations are tinged with more anger.
And grow into actual violent acts.
Which are all under the guise of passion/jealousy/intense love.
Many times, emotional abuse in a relationship means slow-growing isolation from friends and peers.
According to One Love's statistics, 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men will experience relationship violence in their lifetime, and 57% of college students say it's not always easy to identify relationship abuse.