PHYSICAL: Hitting, slapping, kicking, burning, holding a knife to the body, destroying the victim's property, mutilating, choking, holding down, punching.
EMOTIONAL: Humiliating, insulting, screaming, name calling, constant harassment, constant criticism, refusing to talk verbal abuse.
SEXUAL: Rape/sexual assault, unwanted sexual practices, forced sex with other men, sexual abuse of children, obsession with pornography, etc.
ECONOMIC: Withholding money, lying about financial assets/debts, stealing money, refusing to pay bills, using money for drugs/alcohol, withholding child support, controlling all household finances.
PSYCHOLOGICAL: "Crazy-making" playing tricks/mind games, biding objects (car keys, money, important documents), denying the abuse.
SYMPTOMS OF SPOUSE ABUSE
*Unexplained bruises or welts on victim's face, lips, mouth, torso, back or buttocks.
Batterers attack their victims, leaving bruises, in unexposed areas (genitals, back of head)
*Unexplained fractures of skull, nose or facial structure multiple fractures-, "twist" fractures of the arms or legs
*Injuries on areas of body normally covered by clothing
*Injuries in various stages of healing
*Explanation for injuries inconsistent or implausible
*Impulse or aggressiveness
*Apprehensiveness or fearfulness
*Depression or helplessness
*Inhibited or regressed behavior
*Disturbance of eating patterns/sleeping patterns