It is not a victory if you have to give up your rights as a person and a partner in exchange for not being assaulted! Many people are emotionally and verbally assaulted.
This can be just as frightening and is often more confusing to try to understand.
Domestic violence and abuse can happen to anyone, yet the problem is often overlooked, excused, or denied.
This is especially true when the abuse is psychological, rather than physical.
And while physical injury may be the most obvious danger, the emotional and psychological consequences of domestic abuse are also severe.
Emotionally abusive relationships can destroy your self-worth, lead to anxiety and depression, and make you feel helpless and alone.
Domestic violence and abuse are used for one purpose and one purpose only: to gain and maintain total control over you.
It occurs within all age ranges, ethnic backgrounds, and economic levels.
Many men and women suffer from emotional abuse, which is no less destructive.
Unfortunately, emotional abuse is often minimized or overlooked—even by the person being abused.
The aim of emotional abuse is to chip away at your feelings of self-worth and independence—leaving you feeling that there’s no way out of the relationship, or that without your abusive partner you have nothing.
Emotional abuse includes such as yelling, name-calling, blaming, and shaming.