As it’s that time of year when people often think about making changes in their lives I thought it worth re-posting with an updated checklist.
Malhotra had said that undermining someone’s self-esteem, for example, could be part of a broader pattern of behaviour, “Psychological abuse can be an indicator of physical abuse in the future or an indication of physical abuse that has happened in the past”.
“It can be a part of a pattern of controlling behaviour that leaves people feeling fearful and terrorised in their own homes”.
And that could include being critical of someone’s appearance e.g. saying they look fat or their clothes are not trendy enough, or anything done to control or undermine someone.
Domestic abuse is usually thought…
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