Domestic & Dating Abuse
What is abuse?
All types of abuse are serious and no one deserves to experience it.
There are many different types of abuse, including physical, emotional, financial, sexual and technological abuse. Abuse happens in all kinds of relationships - married couples, teenagers who are dating, young couples, couples have been together for many years or even in friendships.
Types of Abuse
Physical: Hitting, kicking, pushing, punching, slapping, choking, grabbing, throwing objects at a partner, threatening with a weapon, driving recklessly with partner in a car and/or refusing to help a sick partner.
Emotional: Constant criticism, making humiliating remarks, name-calling, mocking, yelling, swearing, making victim think she is crazy, making victim feel guilty and/or making impossible rules and punishing victim for breaking these rules.
- Threats and Intimidation: Threatening to harm victim, children, family members, and pets. This includes putting partner in fear using looks, actions and gestures, shouting and/or smashing things and destroying property.
- Isolation: Controlling what partner does, who he/she sees and talks to, where he/she goes and/or monitoring phone calls.