Domestic Violence – what are the types?
When people think about domestic violence, they generally think in terms of physical assault that leads to visible injuries to the victim. However, this is only one type of abuse. There are various categories of abusive behavior and each one has its own consequences. Yes, physical abuse may put the victim at a much higher risk, but the long-term destruction caused by other types of abuse cannot be minimized.
The private detectives at Adriot Analytical Agencies Pvt. Ltd. have outlined the different types of domestic violence below so that you can identify and take the necessary steps to protect yourself.
Different types of abuse
Control: Control the way you behave is a way for your abuser to maintain dominance over you. The abusers believe that they are justified in controlling the behavior of the victim. This type of abuse is often subtle, and pervasive. Some of the signs might include your partner monitoring your phone calls and the use of other devices, coming home or calling unexpectedly to check up on you, invading your privacy and so on.
Sexual abuse: When one partner uses sex to exploit or forces sex, it results in sexual abuse. You have to remember that having consented to sexual activity in the past does not mean current consent. Even if the abuser forces sexual activity on a sleeping or inebriated person it results in sexual abuse.
Verbal abuse: Yes, abuse is not always physical. If your partner constantly threatens, blames and coerces you, it means that you are being verbally abused.
Economic abuse: If the abuser is controlling the family income and not allowing the victim to make independent choices, it means economic abuse. This might also include the abuser hiding financial documents and other such information.
Other types of domestic violence includes emotional abuse, intimidation, physical abuse, isolation and so on. If you wish to gain a deeper understanding of the different types of domestic violence, reach out to us. Also, if you need help getting out of such situations, our detective agency in Kolkata can help you stop being the victim.