I have scratch scars (detail removed by moderator). I knew they were there, it happened fairly recently (detail removed by moderator) it was when we were “making love”.
However, he’s never left marks on me before and I know that most of the time, the sex is not consensual. I remember showing him and telling him when the marks were fresh He denied doing it (like I would scratch myself?) and then later he apologised ‘if he had’ and he would cut his nails next time (which he always does before we do anything and he thinks I don’t see- that’s why I know he plans beforehand to have sex despite his claim that he like ‘spontaneity’). I just brushed it off and excused what he did “Oh, it was probably just an accident”.
But that was when I was in denial. The marks have not faded and I continue to at them in the bathroom mirror everyday. Now I’m confused as it whether this constitutes physical abuse aswell?