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[[folder:Type A]]
'''Basic Trope''': An innocent situation is mistaken for abusive.
* '''Straight''': Alice genuinely ran into a door and got visibly bruised, but her friends believe that her husband hit her, [[CassandraTruth mistaking her explanation for a]] CutHimselfShaving [[CassandraTruth excuse]].
* '''Exaggerated''': Claire gets a papercut and when her friend Daniel sees her with a bandage on her finger, he immediately assumes that her partner, Bob, injured her in some way.
* '''Downplayed''': Alice's friends are suspicious at first, but they believe her when she says the injuries weren't caused by abuse and they don't cause drama by accusing Bob.
* '''Justified''':
** Alice is in a {{safe sane and consensual}} BDSM relationship with her dearly loved husband Bob, but Daniel fervently believes that BondageIsBad.
** Alice is [[CuteClumsyGirl genuinely clumsy]] and used to hurting herself, but Daniel never sees her mistakes, thinking Bob has damaged her self-confidence making her believe she is clumsy.
* '''Inverted''': Type A is an inversion of Type B, and vice versa.
* '''Subverted''': Daniel decides to investigate Alice's situation, believing it to be abusive despite her repeated insistence that her husband is not abusing her. His assumptions turn out to be correct and Alice turns out to have a serious case of StockholmSyndrome.
* '''Double Subverted''': But then it turns out that Alice purposefully made her husband out to be abusive with herself as a LoveMartyr [[ThePlan to achieve a goal.]].
* '''Parodied''': Bob gently pokes Alice in the arm. This results in Alice's friends starting the biggest drama ever and accusing Bob of being evil.
* '''Zig Zagged''': Alice walked into a door, but her friends all believe her husband did it to her. But Alice was lying, her husband ''did'' hit her...in self defense, because it was ''Alice'' who attacked her husband. But all of his friends refuse to believe that he was abused by Alice...
* '''Averted''': Everyone ''asks'' what happened to Bob when he gets injured or is arguing with his wife instead of jumping to conclusions about what's going on. The closest they come to assuming that he is being abused is double-checking to make sure that he's not claiming that he CutHimselfShaving simply as a safety precaution.
* '''Enforced''': The writer wants to add some drama by causing a conflict between Alice's friends and Bob, but not at the expense of turning Bob into a DomesticAbuser.
* '''Lampshaded''': "Why does everyone think that just because I am hurt, it means I have an abusive husband?"
* '''Invoked''': Alice's friends are aware that Bob is impulsive and short-tempered, so it's only natural that whenever Alice comes up with an injury, they will assume Bob had something to do with it.
* '''Exploited''': Alice injures herself, knowing that Bob will get blamed for it; she hopes to get rid of him using this as evidence for jail's sentence.
* '''Defied''': Someone sees Alice walk into a door, and backs her up when she explains it to her friends.
* '''Discussed''': "We'll want to proceed carefully when we ask about Alice's bruises. It's very easy for non-professionals to mistake an accident for abuse, and vice-versa."
* '''Conversed''': "Huh, Alice is really bruised in this opening scene. The cause will always be the opposite of what the first person to interact with her thinks."
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* '''Played For Laughs''': Every time Alice gets injured, no matter how minor it is, her friends immediately think that they're the result of physical abuse and come up with absurd theories as to exactly how she got them.
%%* '''Played For Drama''': ???
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[[folder:Type B]]
'''Basic Trope''': An actually abusive situation is brushed off as something that doesn't need worrying about.
* '''Straight''': Bob's mother slaps him in the face and insults him for not doing his chores, but when he tells the guidance counselor at school about it, she laughs it off and tells him that she was just disciplining him for being lazy.
* '''Exaggerated''': Bob is hiding in a closet from his wife, who is chasing him with a knife threatening to kill him, and has already seriously hurt him, but when he calls 911 to ask for help, the operator laughs at him and calls him a sissy.
* '''Downplayed''': Bob's mother shouts at him for not doing his chores. When the guidance counselor hears about this, she gives the issue some consideration, but eventually comes to the conclusion that Bob's mother wasn't being abusive at all.
* '''Justified''': Sally's husband is TheChessmaster and is so skilled at making their home life look okay that no one ever believes her when she tries to tell them of the abuse she suffers at his hands.
* '''Inverted''': Type B is an inversion of Type A, and vice versa.
* '''Subverted''': Bob's mother slaps him in the face and insults him for not doing his chores. When he tells people about this, nobody seems to show worry... except the guidance counselor.
* '''Double Subverted''': The guidance counselor is worried about the fact that [[ComicallyMissingThePoint Bob didn't do his chores]].
* '''Parodied''': Alice is walking alongside her husband Bob who punches her in the face every minute for no good reason. Alice's friends see this and comment about how Bob is such a sweet husband for being able to express his love for Alice so directly.
* '''Zig Zagged''': Alice walked into a door, but her friends all believe her husband did it to her. But Alice was lying, her husband ''did'' hit her...in self defense, because it was ''Alice'' who attacked her husband. But all of his friends refuse to believe that he was abused by Alice...
* '''Averted''': Any claims of abuse are taken at face value and all steps are taken to ensure the victim's safety as well as come up with a plan for him or her to get out of the situation as soon as possible.
* '''Enforced''': It's a LifetimeMovieOfTheWeek, and the writer wants to crank up the drama.
* '''Lampshaded''': "Why does everyone simply pass off the abusive situation I was in as something else?"
* '''Invoked''': Adrian knows that his wife Brenna is seeking help for escaping from the emotional and financial abuse that he's subjecting her to, and does everything he can to make his actions look innocent so that no one believes her.
* '''Exploited''': Bob just keeps abusing Alice. After all, nobody is able to tell that she is being abused.
* '''Defied''': Bob collects proof through means of hidden camera, tape recorder, etc. of his abuse from his mother, and gives it to the authorities. His mother is imprisoned.
* '''Discussed''': "We'll want to proceed carefully when we ask about Alice's bruises. It's very easy for non-professionals to mistake an accident for abuse, and vice-versa."
* '''Conversed''': "Huh, Alice is really bruised in this opening scene. The cause will always be the opposite of what the first person to interact with her thinks."
* '''Deconstructed''': The abuse continues and Alice is DrivenToSuicide or dies from the bruises.
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* '''Played For Laughs''': BlackComedy
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This? No, I just tripped on my way to AbuseMistake. Why would my husband want to hurt me?
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