Other forms of abuse

SOCIAL ABUSE Social abuse overlaps with other forms of abuse already mentioned. The woman is isolated from friends and family, and excuses are made for not continuing to socialise with friends, or having an enjoyable night out. Slowly the only relationship she ends up having is with her abusive partner. Her friends and family are […]

SEXUAL ABUSE

Sexual abuse is also emotional, and can include withdrawing or denying sexual activity, withdrawing affection or admiration (especially regarding physical attributes and appearance), and this usually results in the other person feeling degraded unwanted, and undesirable. There may be sexual put-downs and jokes at the expense of the other. Having an affair and boasting about […]

SOME FACTORS WHICH WILL ALLOW ABUSE TO HAPPEN

Firstly, what is abuse? Abuse is defined in a family situation as “violent, threatening or other behaviour by a person that coerces or controls a member of the person’s family, or causes the family member to be fearful”. (Commonwealth Family Law Act 1975). Control can also involve deprivation of liberty. Historically, abuse arises from a […]