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Emotional abuse (a Reblogging)

Most of these apply to my family, and to my experience of them. They have done most of these things to me at least once, and many of them many times, many regularly. For a more thorough analysis of emotional abuse, along with my own experience with it (for the sake of illustration), look here.

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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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About Mawr Gorshin

I write and self-publish mostly erotic horror (find me on Amazon and Literotica), but I blog about a variety of topics, including literary and film analyses, anarchism, socialism, libertarian-leaning Marxism, narcissistic abuse, and psychoanalysis.

13 responses to “Emotional abuse (a Reblogging)

  1. Etch ⋅

    I’m thrilled and honoured to have my post on your blog. Thank you. 🙂

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  6. I see a lot of these ‘symptoms’ from various family members, and by extension in myself. I know I don’t mean to treat others like that, and often times apologize for my words or actions, but rarely get apologies from them. It is frustrating seeing I act in the same ways that I am hurt by them. Yet, I still play the ‘actor’ and present to people that everything is okay. I’ve gotten quite good at it for the most part.

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