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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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An Invisible Epidemic

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By: Damita Glaude

Emotional abuse can manifest itself in any type of relationship from familial to romantic. There is a severe lack of statistical information, both locally in the Atlanta area and worldwide, on emotional abuse and a great deal of shame that comes with acknowledging you have been hurt, not physically, but mentally. Understanding what emotional abuse is and the psychological impact this type of abuse has, can lead to a greater awareness.

KENNESAW, Ga. — Amy Bear has been running her private emotional abuse counseling practice since 2009 and says that abuse is an epidemic. “I think there are a lot of people out there who are psychologically damaged and have a profound sense of insecurity and when someone is emotionally abused there is a possibility of them perpetuating that abuse in other relationships,” said Bear. Bear is one of the only therapists in the Atlanta area that…

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