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Types of Abuse

Domestic violence doesn't look the same in every relationship, because every relationship is different. One thing most abusive relationships have in common is the abusive partner does many things to have power and control of their partner. The following are the types of abuse including, but not limited to, the behaviors associated with abuse.



Isolation from friends and family

Abusing pets

Making you think you are crazy


Yelling, name calling

Making threats

Belittling, blaming


Sexual contact without consent

Rape, incest

Demeaning sexual remarks

Reproductive coercion


Hitting, slapping, punching, kicking

Choking, strangulation


Throwing or hitting with objects

Using weapons

Denying medical care or medication


Controlling money, paycheck, or spending

Stealing credit card information, running debt

Stealing identity, social security money

GPS tracking

Monitoring phone, computer

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