Identify Types of Abuse
Abuse involves patterns of behaviors used to gain and maintain power and control over another person; it comes in many forms. Not all abuse is obvious or easily recognizable as the kind depicted in media or popular culture.
- Using manipulation, gaslighting, and/or minimizing and blaming to gain control over your partner.
- Threatening the individual with violence, exposing private information, or destroying their reputation or relationships.
- Threatening suicide if the person makes decisions in their best interest, such as ending the relationship.
- Using insults, name calling, and ridicule to put your partner down and hurt their self-esteem.
- Using threats to evoke fear or anxiety.
- Preventing your partner from maintaining or gaining financial independence: discouraging or not allowing them to work, directly or indirectly sabotaging the person’s employment.
- Not allowing access to shared financial information such as bank or other financial accounts (ex. PayPal, Venmo) accounts.
- Controlling your partner through issuing an allowance
- Accruing a devastating amount of debt in your partner’s name or in both of your names.
- Using physical contact or force to cause injury or pain including, but not limited to: pushing, hitting, kicking, choking or pinning someone down.
- Destroying physical property such as punching holes in walls, breaking or damaging material items such as a cell phone or other personal property.
- Physical and emotional abuse extends to the treatment of pets. Behaviors may include: Abusing or neglecting your pets; using physical contact or force to cause injury or pain to your pets or threatening the same; and deliberately neglecting or refusing to care for pets.
- Sexual violence is any act or behavior (verbal or physical) that is sexual in nature and conducted through force, threats, coercion, manipulation, or abuse of power.
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- Using technology to monitor and stalk your partner.
- Using technology to engage in verbal and emotional abuse.
- Spreading rumors, sharing private information, or defaming someone online.
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