You have the right to be safe.
Physical Abuse - is any physical act intended to control, harm, injure or inflict physical pain on another person.
Physical Abuse Includes:
Emotional Abuse - is when someone is hurting another person’s feelings by saying mean things and name-calling. This is also called verbal abuse.
Psychological (mental) Abuse - is using fear, threats, ridicule and intentional putdowns; using what is known about your needs, fears, hopes, weaknesses and vulnerability to hurt/control you, and any strategy calculated to make you feel bad about yourself. Psychological (mental) abuse intentionally undermines your sense of self-worth, identity, confidence in your own perceptions of what is real, or sense of capacity and empowerment.
Psychological Abuse Includes:
Sexual Abuse (or Marital Rape) - is being forced against your will to perform sexual acts, or, also have pain and injury inflicted during intercourse. Sexual abuse also incorporates elements of physical, emotional and psychological abuse.
A 1983 Canadian law has addressed the issue of sexual assault within relationships, making it a crime for a man to sexually assault his wife or partner.
Sexual Abuse Includes:
Financial Abuse - is control over money/income.
You may live in a comfortable house, wear good clothing, have children who are well-equipped with toys and luxuries but you have no say over what is spent or saved. You have no control over what amounts of money come into the family or any decisions about what will be bought and that you are not allowed any money for personal use or allowed only a small monetary allowance.
Financial Abuse Includes:
Spiritual Abuse - is any action that does not allow you the freedom to practice your own spiritual way of being.
Spiritual Abuse Includes:
Stalking - Stalking is repeated contact that makes a person feel afraid or harassed.
BASIC SAFETY MEASURES YOU CAN TAKE IF YOU ARE BEING STALKED