Coercive & controlling behaviour
The examples below are not an exhaustive list, but give some idea of what form controlling and coercive behaviour could take. Abuse that has the effect of:
Making someone dependent on or subordinate to the abuser
Isolating someone from their friends, relatives or other sources of support
Controlling, regulating or monitoring someone's day to day activities
Depriving someone of, or restricting their freedom of action e.g. controlling their phone/communication access or access to money
Frightening, humiliating, degrading or punishing someone e.g. abusive name calling, playing mind games that causes someone to doubt their sanity
Here are some real-life scenarios showing what coercive and controlling behaviour can look like. Each example paints just a small part of a much larger picture that the survivors endured.
He wants to know where I am, who I’m with and what I’m doing every minute of the day.