When physical domestic violence takes place, it sometimes gets the most attention from the media. One only has to look at the cases involving Ray Rice and Jeffery Taylor, both of whom are professional athletes, to see how this works. However, some professionals caution that physical violence may only happen after other types of abuse have already taken place.
For example, sexual abuse could happen first, or people could be victimized by stalking and other such actions. These can be dangerous, even though the physical evidence -- such as black eyes -- may not be there.