This is where family pressures and bonds are used to keep the target in a controlled state.

This can come in the form of using family values and members to pressure a victim into staying in a bad relationship.

Another use would be the threat, or not uncommonly, the actual act of withholding a child unnecessarily from a stable, healthy parent for the purpose of control.

In our society, 79.3% of custody battles result in men losing access to their child (source: Justice Canada).

This form of abuse tends to have multiple victims including the intended target.