Lockdown fanatics are abusers: change my mind.

Psychological abuse can include violence or the threat of violence to make their victim fear them. This type of abuse can come in the form of…control of what they can and cannot do and social isolation from friends and family members.

Physical abuse involves causing harm and injury to a victim…Physical abuse can also include; burning, shaking, pushing, punching, biting and grabbing.

Financial domestic abuse is the most common type of abuse, although it is often the most difficult to recognise. Partners deny the victim access to money or other financial dealings, sometimes with an abuser not allowing their partner to work, forcing their partner into social isolation which has similar limitations seen in psychological abuse.

Emotional abuse is the cause of someone to feel a lack of self-respect or self-worth and can be constant, unrelenting insults and criticisms intended to humiliate and bad-mouth the victim. This type of abuse is often connected with other forms of domestic abuse to gain control over the victim and emotional ‘scars’ can often be as harmful as physical ones.

Controlling behaviour

Bullying

The threat or use of violence

Limiting contact with family, friends and work colleagues

Checking up on your whereabouts

Accusing you, the victim, of committing the abuse when it is the other way around.

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