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Types of Abuse

Updated: Aug 17, 2022

Relationship abuse is a pattern of behaviors used to gain or maintain power and control over a partner. People may experience one type of abuse or many types of abuse in their relationships. Click the arrow to learn more about each type of abuse.


Physical abuse


You may be experiencing physical abuse if your partner has or repeatedly does any of the following abusive behaviors:


 

Emotional and verbal abuse


You may be in an emotionally- or verbally-abusive relationship if your partner attempts to exert control by:


 

Sexual abuse


You may be experiencing sexual abuse if your partner has or repeatedly does any of the following:


 

Sexual coercion

Examples of sexually coercive behavior include:


 

Digital abuse

Examples of digitally abusive behavior include:


 

Stalking

Common examples of stalking include:

If you have experienced, witnessed, or caused any of these types of abuse we are here to help. For free, confidential, non-judgmental support call or text 888-606-4673.

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