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Social Abuse Limiting or controlling a person’s social life to cause isolation. Abusers may: • • • Check on you through family and friends, social media, phone contact or direct questions Criticise friends or family to damage your relationship with them Refuse access to social Financial Abuse Controlling a person by stopping their access to money. Abusers may: • • • Take control of household money and make all financial decisions Provide you with a small, insufficient allowance Acquire debt in your name or force you to sign legal documents. Spiritual Abuse Controlling a person with religion or by denying their right to practice a religion. Abusers may: • • • Disrespect and belittle your beliefs Stop you from wearing religious attire Use literal interpretations of religious texts to defend controlling behaviour