How do you get people to stop abusing you?

If the question pertains to domestic violence, the victim can seek a restraining order against the person causing the abuse. Abuse can be defined as: deliberately or recklessly causing or attempting to hurt, or to place a person in reasonable apprehension of pending grave bodily injury to themselves or to another individual. Moreover, abuse can be physical assaults such as hitting, shoving, sexual assault, or threats of bodily assaults . Abuse can comprise stalking, annoying behavior such as phone calls, texting, damaging personal property, disturbing the peace or obstructing someone's passageway.


If you are a victim of abuse you can call the National Domestic Violence Hotline and get appropriate advice from a professional. The website carries this message:

  • Safety Alert: Computer use can be monitored and is impossible to completely clear. If you are afraid your internet usage might be monitored, call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1−800−799−7233 or TTY 1−800−787−3224.