What is abusive or coercive behavior?
Abusive conduct or behavior used to control or dominate a victim. Some tactics include:
- Destruction of property
- Direct and implied threats of violence
- Economic/financial control
- Emotional and psychological intimidation
- Harm to family, pets or other important people in the victim’s life
- Isolation from family, friends or the outside world
- Physical and sexual violence against you or your children
- Spiritual abuse
- Stalking
- Threat or use of weapons
- Threats to harm, family, friends, pets, property or anything of importance to the victim
- Verbal abuse

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1. What exactly is domestic violence?
2. What types of relationships are covered under domestic violence?
3. What is abusive or coercive behavior?
4. What are some characteristics of a batterer?
5. Why do abusers batter?
6. What are some early warning signs that your partner may be an abuser?