Are You Being Abused?
To Abuse Means to Mistreat
Emotional . name calling, undermining your sense of power or confidence
Using Children . use the children to give messages, threatening to take the children.
Isolation . controlling whom you can see and where you can go.
Abuse of Power . being treated like a servant, having no part in family decision-making.
Physical . being pushed, shoved, hit, punched, kicked, bit.
Intimidation . smashing, throwing objects, driving fast, threatening talk, mistreating pets
Sexual . being forced sexually, forcing uncomfortable or unwanted touching, continued sexual or unwanted touching.
Economic . using money to control, taking your money, keep you from getting work, unreasonable money demands which cannot be met.