Hitting, slapping, shoving, grabbing, pinching, biting, hair pulling, etc are types of physical abuse.
Denying a partner medical care or forcing alcohol and or drug use upon him or her.
Undermining an individual’s sense of self-worth and or self-esteem is abusive.
Constant criticism, diminishing one’s abilities, name-calling, or damaging one’s relationship with his or her children.
Making or attempting to make an individual financially dependent by maintaining total control over financial resources, withholding her or his access to money, forbidding him or her from attend school or going to work.
Causing fear by intimidation; threatening physical harm to self, partner, children, or partner’s family or friends; destruction of pets and property; and forcing isolation from family, friends or school and or work.