Emotional Abuse

Torrie Hillis

How to recognize emtional abuse and what to do about it.

Emotional abuse can be defined as any behavior that affects the psychology of an individual by overpowering him/her. It involves verbal, as well as non-verbal abuse that eventually undermine the self-respect and independence of the sufferer. Signs- Feeling of depression, Withdrawal from social interaction, Isolation from friends and family, Low self-esteem, Fearfulness, Increased anxiety, Guilty feeling, Feeling of shame, Mood changes, Nervous feeling, Not trusting others, Frequent blaming on others, Self-blaming Pessimistic behavior.
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