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Emotional Abuse

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Emotional abuse is an uncomfortable reality, a social taboo. As such, it is the least talked about yet most common form of abuse. It is insidious and subjective in nature. Due to language and cultural differences — depending on the individuals, the setting and the culture — some abuses are simply overlooked because they are intangible, invisible and physically immeasurable, so they can easily be “played-down,” brushed-off or ignored. So much so that it is not uncommon for victims themselves to not even realize that they have been, or are being, psychologically violated.

“Sticks and stones may break my bones, but names will never hurt me” is absolutely inaccurate. On the surface emotional abuse may seem like “only words” and perhaps that doesn’t appear to be severe or dramatic, but the effects of emotional abuse are very damaging, run deeper and have longer-lasting effects than physical abuse. Physical scars heal…

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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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PTSD - Accepting, Coping, Thriving

This one is tricky.  Hard to pin down since emotions are so volatile and changing with a thought.  How secure you are within yourself makes it harder for someone to abuse you emotionally.  This link is one of those annoying ones that you have to click after every paragraph but the signs are important to be aware of to spot those that use emotion to manipulate others.  http://www.beliefnet.com/wellness/galleries/9-signs-you-are-in-an-emotionally-abusive-relationship.aspx?

  1. You feel like you are on emotional roller coaster.  Another description is you feel like you are walking on egg shells, terrified of the next flair up.
  2. They isolate you.  They don’t want you having contact with friends or family.  This may seem very romantic at first that they want you all to themselves but no one can be your everything.  Family and friendships need to be maintained.  They need other friends too.
  3. Jealousy….not just of other people but your dreams and…

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Self-Love Sunday: Recognizing Emotional Abuse

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Most days on the self-love journey, it really is all about you. But, you do have to look at those around you and take a critical look at how they and their actions affect your health and well-being.

Originally, I was going to do a post based on this article from Elephant Journal called I Don’t Have Time to Babysit Your Dysfunctions.

But, as I read and reread the article, I realized the person doing the “talking” in the article is describing what sounded like an emotionally abusive relationship.

If what you read in the Elephant Journal article has you thinking you or someone you know may be emotionally abused, please give the person some of the following information.

**  Please remember, it can dangerous for the person in an abusive relationship to receive information on their computer or phone, a print out or a pamphlet that the abuser can…

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