What is Emotional Abuse? Source: Crosswalk.com
No one broad definition covers all aspects of what constitutes emotional abuse, but generally speaking, the following types of behaviour occur with regularity in the emotionally abusive relationship:
• Attacks on personal character
• Blame and accusations
• Shame and judging
• Sarcasm and twisting what you say
• Rewriting history
• Playing the victim
• Manipulation, control and coercion
• Unpredictable explosions
• Criticism that is harsh and undeserved
• Escalating situations or refusing to discuss a situation by not speaking at all
If you feel you are in an emotionally abusive relationship seek help!
Readers of Kiss Kill (www.reallybluebooks.com) can contact Headspace: Australia’s National Youth Mental Health Foundation at www.headspace.org.au or Mensline Australia on 1300 789978
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