Unfortunately, emotional abuse is something many people suffer from on some or another level.
Whether it is a family member, your partner, or your boss that’s abusing you, this kind of thing can do serious damage to your wellbeing.
Emotional abuse can come in many different shapes and forms with different levels of severity.
But just because you haven’t been suffering as much as the next person does not mean that your problem should be ignored. We all go through and deal with different things in our own ways, and we all deserve a good life.
For people who may be wondering what exactly constitutes emotional abuse, as a whole it is basically any form of verbal abuse you may endure. For example if you are being yelled at, threatened and so on. This can also be done in a more subtle way that you might not understand at first – gaslighting falls into that category.
The main reason someone might abuse you emotionally is to gain control over you.
Through crushing your self-esteem and mental defenses they are able to gain the upper hand and even manipulate you at will to do as they please. And while this does not involve physical attacking, it can still be as harmful and just as dangerous (if not more) as physical abuse.
Emotional abuse can change us as people.
It makes it more difficult for us to handle problems in life and leaves us feeling as if we are to blame for our own misfortune, which is not true. Victims of emotional abuse end up questioning their own worth as human beings and that is clearly self-destructive behavior.
When it comes down to healing from emotional abuse the first thing you must do is to make sure you remove the abuser from your life.
And when you get to a safe environment what you must do is seek out the help of those closest to your heart. They will assist you in getting back on your feet. The more you open up to them about what you’ve been going through the quicker you will find emotional peace and get back to your normal, healthy self.
If you wish to find out more about how to deal with emotional abuse, please see the video below.
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