Most of you think that verbal and physical abuse are the only types of abuse. There are many more. When your spouse does not support you in your times of stress and tension, he\she is abusing you emotionally. When you do not have any say in the family decisions, it is abuse of your rights. When you do have your spacing in your married life it is total abuse of your freedom. When your spouse takes arbitrary financial decisions you are being cheated financially.
Spousal abuse can take many forms, many of which are unfamiliar to most people. Everyone has heard of domestic violence, and the term immediately calls up the image of physical brutality. However, there are several other forms of abuse that can be just as damaging and more insidious. Cruelty and obsessive control over one’s spouse can be so extreme as to constitute psychological abuse. Controlling partners also use any power they have at their disposal to manipulate their spouse, resulting in financial and emotional abuse or even using the children as leverage to coerce the victim to submit to the authority of the abuser.