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DATING 101 TYPES OF ABUSE

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PSYCHOLOGICAL/MENTAL

Psychological abuse can also be called "playing mind games." A partner who plays mind games with you makes you question reality. This can include denying abuse even when you witnessed them hurting you.

WHAT TO LOOK FOR

  • Giving the “cold shoulder”
  • “You know what you did.”
  • Intimidation
  • Manipulation
  • Charm
  • Lies
  • Coercion
  • Stalking/Unwanted Pursuit
  • Blocking exits
  • Hides your phone or important documents
  • Minimizing abuse
  • Denying abuse
  • Threats

Changing social beliefs, attitudes and the behaviors that perpetuate domestic violence while creating a safe space in which to empower individuals and families affected by abuse.

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