How Do You Know If You Are a Victim of Emotional Abuse?
First, self emotional abuse is subtle. The person who is abusing you does not always know what they are doing to you, and will go about it in a systematic way. They will use words like “I just don’t feel that way” or they will use guilt trips to get you to therapists online change your mind. Their aim is not to hurt you physically, but rather terrify you so that you will stop yourself from leaving the comfort of their house.
Emotional abuse can be just as damaging to a person’s sense of self worth as physical abuse can. Their self esteem is taken away by telling them that they are worthless, no good, and not worthy of any attention or respect. The self-abuse can include verbal abuse as well as physical abuse. Those who are suffering from emotional abuse may find themselves withdrawing from friends, family and from activities they once enjoyed. It is very important to seek help if you feel that you are a victim of emotional abuse.
Signs of self emotional abuse are often not very noticeable. Often, the victim thinks they are having a heart attack or going crazy, and in actuality all they are experiencing is major stress. Victims of this form of abuse often think that they are going crazy because the emotional abuse has increased their stress level to an extreme. In actuality, it is the abuser intensifying the pain and stress that they are experiencing.
Self abuse can leave scars that may span a lifetime. The emotional intimacy, the victim feels because of the abuse can sometimes lead them to self-injury. Self-injury can result in depression, anxiety and/or drugs.
This form of abuse needs to be stopped. You don’t have to put up with it, there are resources available to help you. You don’t have to allow yourself to be gashed or to suffer in silence. Seek help for yourself or loved one today.