Physical Abuse – Physical abuse is when your partner uses force against you such as hitting you, pushing you, knocking you down, choking you and any other way they can use their body or another object to injure you.
Emotional and Psychological Abuse – Your partner makes threats to hurt you, themselves, the children, your pets, report you to social services, says you won’t get visitation, or they will take the children, or have you deported. Says everything is your fault, calls you names, put downs, isolates you from your family and friends, destroys your property.
Economic Abuse – If your partner prevents you from getting or keeping a job, controls all the money so you have to ask for it, takes your money, gives you an allowance, or doesn’t let you know about or have access to the family income.
Sexual Abuse – Your partner forces sex on you when you do not want it or forces you to perform sexual acts you do not want to do. Being married doesn’t change the fact that this is sexual abuse or rape.