Psychological / Mental Abuse
Any act intended to undermine your mental wellbeing and make you feel crazy.
Physical / Threat of Physical Abuse
Any unwanted physical contact or threat of physical contact or harm.
Any use of words or volume of voice to threaten, belittle, or injure you.
Any unwanted sexual contact or use of sex against you.
Any word or action that isolates or damages your spiritual beliefs.
Any involvement, manipulation, threats, or use of children in abuse.
Any attempt to cut you off from sources of support and care.
Any use of cultural ideas as a way to dominate or belittle you.
Any act intended to undermine your emotional wellbeing and doubt your reality.
Any act intended to make you doubt your intellectual ability and make you feel inferior.
Any intentional act that deprives you (or your children) of financial security or limits your access to financial decision making.
Abuse of Pets and Property
Hurting pets or damaging property in order to intimidate, control, and hurt you.
Using Social Media
Using social media to stalk or monitor you can also be considered abusive behaviours.
¹Cory, J., & McAndless-Davis, K. (2014). When love hurts: A women’s guide to understanding abuse in relationships (2nd ed.). WomanKind Press.