Apart from intimidation, an aversive strategy adopted by domestic abusers is isolating their victims to manipulate. Isolation from the outside world is an important element of psychological control for the abusers to encourage compliance from the victims.
You may have noticed that your friend is acting differently, and you suspect they are being abused by their intimate partner. Help them to realize they’re in a relationship to be happy, to smile, and to make good memories, not to be constantly upset, to feel hurt, and to cry.
Domestic violence is a kind of abuse, where there is a regular pattern of controlling, demeaning, coercive, dangerous, and violent behavior towards someone, with the motive of scaring that person, and keeping them ‘in check’.