EXAMPLES OF ABUSE

 

 

There are many types of abuse.  Abuse can include verbal, physical, psychological, sexual, financial, spiritual, and emotional.

 

Examples of:

 

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.