Sioux Falls Feminists

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Signs of an Abusive Relationship

  1. PHYSICAL VIOLENCE:
    Hitting, pushing, slapping, kicking, scratching, pinching, hair pulling, use of weapons.

  2. SEXUAL VIOLENCE:
    Rape, use of force, humiliation, pain.

  3. INTIMIDATION:
    Threats, smashing things, destroying property, hurting pets, displaying weapons.

  4. EMOTIONAL ABUSE:
    Name calling, mocking, sarcasm, humiliation, creating shame or guilt, mind games.

  5. ISOLATION:
    Controlling outside involvements and contacts, limiting conversations with others, prohibiting certain behaviors-demanding others.

  6. MINIMIZING, DENYING AND BLAMING:
    Making light of abusive behavior, saying abuse didn't happen, saying others caused the abuse.

  7. PRIVILEGE AND CONTROL:
    Making all the decisions, making others feel subservient, issuing orders and commands.

  8. ECONOMIC ABUSE:
    Preventing self-sufficiency through holding a job, taking money away, controlling information about and access to money, giving "allowances."

  9. COERCION AND THREATS:
    Threatening to leave, commit suicide, or take the children. Coercion to do something against one's will or judgment.

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Signs of an Abusive Relationship