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There are many types of abuse.  Abuse can include verbal, physical, psychological, sexual, financial, spiritual, and emotional.


Examples of:


Verbal:  name calling, swearing, yelling, insults, condescending and sarcasm.


Physical:  punching, kicking, spitting, hitting, restraining and strangulization.


Psychological:  intimidating gestures or actions, threatening suicide, threatening to kill partner, displaying weapons, making light of abuse and denying anything was said.


Emotional:  teasing, invalidating feelings, using guilt, blaming victim for everything, jealousy, threats, withholding affection, stalking and silent treatment.



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