Types of abuse

There are many different types of abuse. Below you will find a list of some of the most common that we come
across here at Behind Closed Doors

Physical
Hitting, biting, restraining, lockedin/out; room or home, sat or shouted at, stabbed, burnt, throttled, murder
Sexual
Rape, forced to watch porn, ppenly cheats, withholds affection, sexually explicit films or photos without consent, sex on demand, passes STDs, any forced act, criticises sexual performance
Emotional
Degradation, exhaustion, isolation, enforce trivial demands eg. recook a meal, displays of total power, threats, distortion, occasional treats to cause confusion, unhealthy bond
Coercive Control
This controlling behaviour is designed to make a person dependent by isolating them from support, exploiting them, depriving them of independence and regulating their everyday behaviour. Monitoring time, isolating from friends and family, taking control of every aspect of day to day life, controlling finances, monitoring through online activity, or using spyware to monitor movements
Economic
Run up debts, keeps money, prevented from working eg. not allowed to go to work, no financial contribution made, all the bills in victim’s name, forced to give up work, forced to beg, false credt eg. forgery of signatures, Fraud claims
Verbal & Cyber
Name calling, ‘put downs’, silence, blames victim for everything, false accusations, cyber bulling, checking phones, tracking, stalking

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