Emotional Abuse

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The following are associated with emotional abuse:

  • Withholding love, affection and attention
  • Threatening the individual
  • Abandoning, or threatening abandonment
  • Fits of anger and rage
  • Engaging in chronic deceit
  • Criticizing, belittling, ridiculing or demeaning the individual
  • Negatively labelling the person
  • Controlling their life and ordering them around
  • Minimizing their opinions, and ignoring the person’s wishes, needs and preferences
  • Gaslighting, and denying the individual’s reality
  • Isolating the person from their family and friends

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