Why #MaybeHeDoesntHitYou Is Trending On Twitter

All the scars we cannot see.
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When you hear the word "abuse", more often than not, you think of a physical act. We forget that abuse can mean more than just a slap or a punch. Emotional and psychological abuse are, in many ways, harder to recognize because they don't leave visible scars. This type of abuse can be as seemingly harmless, and sometimes even endearing, as telling you what clothes to wear (or not wear) to something more drastic like isolating you from everyone else in your life so you become dependent on your partner.

According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, "lack of physical violence does not mean the abuser is any less dangerous to the victim, nor does it mean the victim is any less trapped by the abuse."

#MaybeHeDoesntHitYou is a campaign created in an effort to shed some light on the ways people are emotionally and psychologically taken advantage of. The hashtag has been trending on Twitter, with people sharing their personal experiences:

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