Regularly belittling or demeaning remarks that attack the person's self-worth, appearance, or abilities.
Deliberate efforts to cut off the victim from friends, family, or support networks, creating dependency on the abuser.
Manipulating the victim into doubting their own perceptions, memory, or sanity, causing confusion and self-doubt.
Restricting access to money, controlling spending, or creating financial dependence to limit the victim's autonomy.
Using guilt, shame, or threats to manipulate the victim into compliance or to feel responsible for the abuser's emotions.
Unreasonable suspicion, monitoring, or attempts to control the victim's interactions with others, signaling a lack of trust.
Intentionally depriving the victim of love, support, or attention as a form of punishment or control.
Ridiculing, mocking, or demeaning the victim in front of others, eroding their self-esteem and confidence.
Refusing to take responsibility for one's actions and consistently blaming the victim for the problems in the relationship.
Expressing or implying physical, emotional, or financial harm to instill fear and compliance in the victim.
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