Abuse is any behavior or action designed to control, intimidate, injure or threaten another person. It is a misuse of power which uses the bond of intimacy, trust and dependency to make the victim vulnerable.
Abuse can be emotional, psychological, financial, sexual, physical and neglectful
but is not limited to any one of these.
Imposing on another person, manipulation or exploitation of power for the purpose of
controlling the behaviors, actions, thoughts or feelings of another is abuse.