Some abuse is not easy to detect and it can be deceptive. The reason is that when we hear the two words "domestic abuse" we think of a physical assault on the body. Yes, we understand the mental aspects and the variables which so influence the mind when one is physically assaulted, but we take this more indifferently. The danger of physical abuse can't be disputed, but we can't discount the psychological impact either. Where there is a pattern of behavior when one person is intimidated, overawed or imperiled, this is abuse. If your partner does something that frightens you and they apologize, this is an incident, not abuse. If this a repeat, it's abuse. The most common form of psychological aggression by an intimate partner that is encountered by male and female sufferers diversifies, according to the National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey. For women, it is being called names like ugly and dumb (64.3 percent) and for men, it is being tracked by their spouse (63.1 percent). No matter how you look at it, abuse is detrimental both physically and mentally. Consider these 6 subtle behaviors you may not know that are abusive.