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Physical abuse is any behaviour that is meant to cause hurt to another person's body or to control another person's physical freedom or movement. One person may abuse another using his or her own physical strength, using an object or weapon, or using size or presence to intimidate or control the other.


Physical Abuse is:


  • Pushing or shoving
  • Grabbing
  • Hitting, slapping or punching
  • pulling hair
  • Kicking
  • Choking
  • Holding someone down or holding their arm so they can't walk away
  • Throwing objects at another person
  • Use of weapons to hurt or threaten someone
  • Biting
  • Pinching
  • Spitting
  • Arm twisting
  • Burning
  • Carrying someone against their will
  • Trapping someone in a room or car
  • Abandoning someone in an unsafe place
  • Chasing
  • Standing in the doorway to block the other person from leaving
  • Hiding car keys, shoes, clothes or money so the other person can't leave
  • Standing in front of/behind a car to prevent a person from leaving
  • Sabotaging a car to prevent someone from leaving
  • Refusing to help someone when they are sick or injured
  • Following or stalking

If any of these are happening to you or someone you know, you can call the Marjorie House 24/7 to talk 807-229-2222