Characteristics of Abuse


Physical abuse does not always leave marks or cause permanent damage.



Emotional/psychological abuse is a behavior your partner uses to control you or damage your emotional well-being.



Economical/financial abuse happens when the abuser makes a victim entirely financially dependent on the abuser, with no power or say in the relationship. 



Stalking and Harassment can happen between strangers or in relationships, where the abusive partner or ex demands your time even after you make it clear you do not want contact.


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