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Financial abuse includes:
• Taking your money or paycheck
• Controlling by not paying the bills
• Making you account for every penny you spend
• Refusing to give you money for basic needs (food, clothing, medicine)
• Preventing or sabotaging you from the education or work of your choice
• Not letting you be part of financial decisions 


Emotional abuse includes:
• Putting you down (name-calling, shaming, blaming, ignoring, making you think you are       crazy)
• Intimidating and controlling you
• threatening to reveal secrets
• stalking and harassment

• destroying or threatening to destroy your belongings, hurt your pets or family
• isolating you from friends and family by keeping you from them or being rude to them,    embarrassing you in front of them
• lying, withholding information from you, cheating on you
• threatening suicide
• blaming you for any problems
• trying to turn the children against you
• devaluing your abilities as a wife, mother, lover or worker
• discounting your sense of right or wrong
• denying, minimizing or ridiculing your spiritual beliefs

 

Physical abuse includes:
• hitting, kicking, pinching, biting, slapping, hair pulling
• burning, grabbing, chocking, poking, pushing, shoving
• spitting at you, throwing things at you
• physically restraining you, stopping you from leaving
• withholding medical attention
• any unwanted physical contact


Sexual abuse includes:
• talking about you or others as sexual objects
• putting you down or comparing you to others sexually
• accusing you of having sex with other people
• forcing you to have sex (rape)
• forcing you to have sex with other men/women
• forcing sexual acts you are not comfortable with
• getting back at you for refusing sex or sexual acts

 

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