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Social Abuse Limiting or controlling a person’s social life to cause isolation. Abusers may: • • • Monitor you through family and friends, social media and phone contact Criticise friends or family to increase isolation Deny access to a car and social activities Financial Abuse Controlling a person by stopping their access to money. Abusers may: • • • Take control of wages and household money to send overseas or to family members Make all financial decisions Tell their partner that they are not capable of looking after their own money 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