What is Abuse?
Embarrass you with bad names and put-downs?
Control what you do, who you see or talk to, or where you go?
Stop you from seeking or getting a job?
Make all the decisions?
Act like the abuse is no big deal, it’s your fault, or even deny doing it?
Intimidate your with guns, knives, or other weapons?
Force you to drop charges?
Threaten to kill you?
Look at you or act in ways that scare you?
Stop you from seeing or talking to friends or family?
Take your money or Social Security, make you ask for money, or refuse to give you money?
Tell you you’re a bad parent or threaten to take away or hurt your children?
Destroy your property or threaten to kill your pets?
Shove you, slap you or hit you?
Threaten to commit suicide?
Choke you or grab your throat?