This is where the abuser uses systems to cause stress and create control over their target.

An example of this for men would be if their abuser calls the authorities, then pretends to be the abused. This can lead to the target going to jail falsely and even facing charges for a crime they didn’t commit. This would have a cumulative effect of giving the abuser more tools for psychological abuse.

Another common example would be having an Emergency Protection Order granted on a man who is the actual target.