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Emotional abuse

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Emotional abuse is very difficult to identify and even more difficult to prove. It’s sly, underhanded, artful and calculated. It’s important to know it is happening to you and it is important to notice it might be happening to someone else. Emotional abusers often have their reasons. It that awful cycle of abuse where you have been abused and you become the abuser. Emotional abuse can occur in the home , at work, from society at large …people. Unless we are clear about what it is and how to manage it then victims will continue to suffer. It can have dire consequences. A person can be so robbed of themselves, their hopes and dreams until they are in despair and dysfunctional. The worst thing is they have nothing to show anyone. Just what they think and how they feel. It has to be stopped like any other form of abuse…

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“Psychological and emotional bullying, isolation, intimidation, coercion and threats are all abuse. Economic control is a huge form of abuse, in which one partner in the relationship takes charge of the money to control the person.”

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In the midst of Domestic Violence Awareness Month two Octobers ago, singer James Fortune physically assaulted his wife in their Texas home. He opens up now on the escalating actions of abuse, the signs for women to look for and how therapy with other abusive men saved his life.

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Emotional Abuse

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Whenever we hear or think of the word abuse, what comes to mind is the physical aspect of it. Hitting, punching, scratching, throwing, kicking and everything in between. What people do not realize is that words hurt too. “Sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me” is complete bullshit to anyone who has been mentally/emotionally abused in their lifetime. I think that emotional abuse is not talked about much, so I would like to being your attention to this intense topic.

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Emotional abuse leads to psychological trauma, which includes disorders such as anxiety, depression and post-traumatic stress disorder. Emotional abuse includes a regular does of “bullying” from another person. Signs of emotional abuse include (liveboldandbloom.com):
– Don’t seem to notice or care about your feelings
– Putting you down, alone or around others
– They make you feel like you are always wrong
– They…

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After Narcissistic Abuse

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1. REJECTING 

Narcissistic Parents or caregivers who display rejecting behavior toward a child will often [purposefully or unconsciously] let a child know, in a variety of ways, that he or she is unwanted. Putting down a child’s worth or belittling their needs is one form these types of emotional abuse may take. Other examples can include telling a child to leave or worse, to get out of your face, calling him names or telling the child that he is worthless, making a child the family scapegoat or blaming him for family/sibling problems. Refusing to talk to or holding a young child as he or she grows can also be considered abuse.

  • constant criticism
  • name-calling
  • telling child he/she is ugly
  • yelling or swearing at the child
  • frequent belittling and use of labels such as “stupid” or “idiot”
  • constant demeaning jokes
  • verbal humiliation
  • constant teasing about child’s body type and/or weight
  • expressing…

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Emotional abuse is much more insidious than physical abuse. Psychological bruising may not show up on your body but its devastating effects are indirectly observed in victim behaviour. It is important to remember that signs of emotional abuse are not as well defined as in physical abuse and tolerated much too often as acceptable behaviour. If you experience any of the below treatment from anyone, please stop putting up with it and either keep your distance or cut them off from your life immediately.

1. They humiliate you, put you down, or make fun of you in front of other people.

2. They regularly demean or disregard your opinions, ideas, suggestions, or needs.

3. They use sarcasm or “teasing” to put you down or make you feel bad about yourself.

4. They accuse you of being “too sensitive” in order to deflect their abusive remarks.

5. They try to control…

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