Posted by: sns | 2012-11-30


how do you know if you are being emotionally abused ?
and how do you handle the situation?

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The easy reply would be to say if you have real doubts as to whether it is happening, maybe it isn't. But too often, women ( and men ) who get emotionally abused blame themselves for what is happening, and this is strongly encouraged by their abuser. How you handle the situation isn't so simply answerable in this format, as so much depends on the specific circumstances. Seeing a counsellor is excellent, to understand the situation and to examine your options and choices of response. But start by refusing to blame yourself if anyone else cinsistently disrespects you and hurts your feelings.

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Posted by: Dulcie | 2012-12-01

If you were suffering the effects of verbal and or emotional abuse you may feel quite depressed. You may turn your anger inwards like CS said and blame yourself. Your self esteem would be extremely low and you may have no sel confidence. If you believe what your abuser tells you about yourself that is. Your abuser would be quite manipulative and his way of gaining power is by making other people feel dependent on him. He needs to be in control at all times and by belittling others he feels more powerful. In reality he is the one with a huge problem. It is very easy to become manipulated. Most abusers can be the nicest people around and others may find it difficult to believe they can be abusive. They come across usually as the most charming people.

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Posted by: Lulu | 2012-11-30

I am a women tht used to go though the same thing. If you want to chat. a women''s perpectove is always better Chins up girl!

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