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Emotional abuse

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 and knowledge is power. The image straightens it out in people’s head. It helps clarify what is going on. There are some excellent sites which identify emotional abuse behaviour and symptoms. It is something we can deal with if we get the awareness out there as we have done with so many other things. Healthy Place looks at the short and long term effects of emotional abuse.

Pinterest also has some good help.



Retired Adelaide based professional. Lived here most of my life. I have been a teacher of French, English and German since 1974 and value the capacity of the classroom, wherever that might be, to write on the lives of others.

10 thoughts on “Emotional abuse

    1. It does make people feel crazy because there is just the feeling and not evidence as such other than emotional wounds and behaviour changes . That is why we really need to get a better way of identifying it and then dealing with it. Physical wounds get help. Emotional wounds are supposed to magically heal by themselves. Thank you for commenting.

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    1. Actually, that is a good way of looking at a bad thing. It means as you work on each thing you are putting a piece of yourself back. It will help people see what abuse does. It does take bits of you away. Great comment. Thank you.

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  1. I have a Pinterest board dedicated to Abuse. When I try and convince myself the way he treats me is ok – I scroll through the board and it reminds me not to get sucked back in. I’ve just started a blog too so that I can clarify so many things that have happened over the years.

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