Emotional abuse is a form of psychological abuse that involves behaviour that is intended to control, intimidate, belittle, or manipulate another person. Some key features of emotional abuse include;

  1. Verbal abuse: This includes name-calling, insults, threats,and constant criticism.
  2. Gaslighting: This is a form of manipulation where the abuser makes the victim doubt their own perceptions, memories and senity.
  3. Isolation: The abuser may actively isolate the victim from friends, family or other sources of support.
  4. Intimidation: This can include gestures, looks or actions that are meant to frighten or control the victim.
  5. Control: The abuser may try to control every aspect of the victim’s life, including their finances, appearance and daily activities.

Emotional abuse can have serious and long-lasting effects on a person’s mental and emotional well-being. It can lead to low self-esteem, anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and even suicidal thoughts. Victims of emotional abuse may also have troubal forming healthy relationships in the future and may struggle with trust issues.

If you or someone you know is experiencing emotional abuse, it’s important to seek help and support from a trained professional or a support group.

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