EXAMPLES OF ABUSE
There are many types of abuse. Abuse can include verbal, physical, psychological, sexual, financial, spiritual, and emotional.
Verbal: name calling, swearing, yelling, insults, condescending and sarcasm.
Physical: punching, kicking, spitting, hitting, restraining and strangulization.
Psychological: intimidating gestures or actions, threatening suicide, threatening to kill partner, displaying weapons, making light of abuse and denying anything was said.
Emotional: teasing, invalidating feelings, using guilt, blaming victim for everything, jealousy, threats, withholding affection, stalking and silent treatment.