Methods of Abuse

Threats
Physical harm
Cutting off financial support
Harm to children
Suicide
Isolation
Controlling who the victim sees and talks to
Controlling when the victim can leave the house
Not allowing the victim to work
Using jealousy as an excuse for abuse
Injuring relationships with family and friends
Verbal abuse
Insults
Mind games
Name calling
Intimidation
Abusing pets
Displaying weapons
Smashing objects
Threatening looks, actions, gestures
The cycle of abuse