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Are You Being Abused?
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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.