Abuse is a broad term that refers to the victimization of one person by another.
Abuse can take many forms; physical, emotional, financial, verbal, and sexual.
It is the result of one party (the abuser) having an advantage (such as size, physical strength, status, etc) over another person (the victim) and using that advantage to harm the victim. Abuse can take many forms and two of its most common forms are domestic abuse and child abuse. This abuse can take different forms and combinations of physical aggression, emotional control or manipulation, sexual (violent or unwanted sexual contact), and financial (abuse or control of another's financial resources) and can cross all age groups, genders, financial circumstances. There are many support and crisis groups that are available to victims of abuse and can help them get out of a bad situation.