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|Signs of Abuse in Relationships
|Different Kinds of Abuse
Physical Abuse (It's a widely recognized type of abuse)
Emotional Abuse (It's the most difficult category of abuse to define)
Psychological Abuse Signs of Emotional Abuse
Sexual Abuse (It's now considered to be the most harmful type of abuse)
Verbal Abuse (Are hurtful and cruel words that forever stay in your heart)
Economic Abuse (Is a more subtle sign of abuse)
Spiritual Abuse (Express in varying degrees)
Physical abuse is when someone goes too far physically. These are some signs of Physical
Abuse - Being slapped, kicked, punched, pushed or choked are more obvious physical signs
that a relationship is abusive. Bruises, scratches, welts, cuts, damaged property when angry
(thrown objects, punched walls, kicked doors, etc.), stopped you from calling police, prevent
you from seeking medical attention, broken bones and abrasions may result, but abusers may
consciously hurt victims in ways that avoid detection by the casual observer.
This mainly occurs when yelling and anger goes too far. It is a series of repeated incidents -
whether intentional or not that brings emotional damage to the person being abused. The
family, children, pets), monitor where you go, permission to go places, jealousy, humiliated or
isolated, punishes you by withholding affections are some of the more hidden signals that a
relationship may be abusive. Abusers often maintain power over their partners through
behaviors that lower their partner's self-esteem and make them feel helpless.
Abusers may use both emotional and physical abuse to exert control. Even if it does not leave
scars that you can see, emotional abuse can cause serious harm. Depression, anxiety and low
self-esteem can be lasting consequences of abuse.
Sexual abuse is physical or psychological abuse that involves sexual behavior. Forms of sexual
abuse include rape and indecent assault. Some signs of Sexual Abuse can include a wide
range of forced or unwanted sexual activity, including touching and suggestive or offensive
comments. Being forced to have sex against your will is rape, accuses you of cheating, often
jealous of your outside relationships,even if the perpetrator is your partner.
Some signs of Economic Abuse are - Being denied access to money is a more subtle sign of
abuse. Taking paychecks and withholding bill payments are a few examples of economic abuse.
This leads to financial dependence on the abuser, an effective method of power and control.
Occurs by the use of manipulation, domination, or intimidation. Spiritual Abuse is always
expressed in varying degrees. It occurs by a pastor, leader, or even a friend:
If you or someone you know needs help, please call the National Domestic Violence
Hotline at (800)799-7233.