# Emotional abuse
Unveiling Emotional Abuse: 9 Signs Your Shouldn't Overlook
Emotional abuse is a deeply damaging form of mistreatment that can leave lasting scars on its victims. While it may not leave visible bruises, the impact of emotional abuse on mental and emotional well-being can be profound. It is crucial to recognize the signs of emotional abuse in order to protect yourself or someone you care about from further harm. In this article, we will unveil nine signs of emotional abuse that should not be overlooked.
The fawning response and narcissistic parents.
As adults, some of us respond to certain people and situations in a way that is self-destructive and we don't understand why we do what we do. I believe that understanding the Fawn Response can provide us with an understanding of why certain people, situations, or even a tone of voice can get us to drop what we are doing to appease others.
When Childhood Trauma Steals the Good Stuff
Some nice memories before I became uncomfortable around my father. The relationship with my father was troubled, so I could not soften into the parts that otherwise may have been nice. I recall a few moments of comfort.
Living with a narcissist.
The Impact of living with a Narcissist. Being in a relationship with a narcissist can be emotionally and mentally draining and it will ultimately destroy you. The constant need for validation, lack of empathy, and manipulative behaviors can take a significant toll on one's mental, physical, and emotional health.
Woman asks her 73 year old mother to move out after she tried to indoctrinate the woman's kids
If you have someone living with you at home, you generally expect there to be a basic level of respect. Of course, when it's a family member things are a bit different. Either way, there is a time and a place for certain behaviors so it's not always easy when you live with someone that gets out of line on a regular basis.
Unmasking emotional abuse.
Emotional abuse is often hidden in the shadows of an abusive relationship as it's not visible like physical abuse but can be just as damaging. Many people suffer in silence, unaware that the toxic behaviors they endure are, in fact, abusive. The purpose of this post is to shed light on the subtle and insidious nature of emotional abuse, arming you with the knowledge and tools necessary to identify and address it.
The Profile of People Who Are Romantically Attracted to Narcissists and Why the Relationship Works
Although partners of narcissists feel loved when a narcissist bestows caring words and gestures, is madly possessive, or buys expensive gifts, they doubt his or her sincerity and question whether it’s really manipulation, pretense, or a manufactured “as if” personality. They feel tense and drained from unpredictable tantrums, attacks, false accusations, criticism, and unjustified indignation about small or imaginary slights. At first, there are minor criticisms that later escalate to narcissistic abuse.
Inspiring emotional abuse quotes.
Emotional abuse can be one of the most damaging and insidious forms of abuse. It can erode a person's sense of self-worth, leave them feeling helpless and hopeless, and can cause long-term emotional trauma.
Gaslighting 101: Identify to overcome.
Gaslighting is not about love and concern, it is rather about power and control. It is a modus operandi that is used by emotionally abusive people whereby they manipulate you in such a way that you end up questioning your own perceptions, memories, feelings, and sanity.
When Narcissists Won't Let Go - Dealing with "Hoovering"
Like a vortex, beware of narcissists hoovering to suck you back. Breakups with narcissists don’t always end the relationship. Many won’t let you go, even when it’s they who left the relationship, and even when they’re with a new partner. They won’t accept “no.”
Trusting Your Own Experience in an Abusive Relationship
Living with a toxic person can be crazy making. It can make you doubt your own experience. A toxic person will make you feel like you are the crazy one. They always proclaim that they wouldn’t have to behave the way they do if only you would “behave” and do things “right”.
Opinion: Trauma bond and the Narcissists; A few things you need to know
Trauma bonds are emotional bonds with an individual that arise from a recurring, cyclical pattern of abuse perpetrated by intermittent reinforcement through rewards and punishments. The process of forming trauma bonds is referred to as trauma bonding or traumatic bonding-Wikipedia.
Signs Someone is “Playing the Victim”
Not all victims are manipulative. Feeling like a victim has taken on negative connotations, but there are people who ”play the victim” in order to manipulate you. This is a favorite defense of narcissists and other personality-disordered people. In some other instances, this behavior is learned as a child because as a way to get needs met. I refer to them here as “actors.” Sometimes, actors act consciously and more often it’s unconscious and automatic, like most of our defense mechanisms.
Narcissistic Relationship: When the Magic Fades. Dealing with a Narcissist in a relationship
Charming, good-looking, intelligent, almost too perfect to be true. A narcissist often camouflages themselves at the beginning of a relationship, but this personality disorder can become very dangerous. Psychologists warn about them, yet the attention to the topic of "being in a relationship with a narcissist" is still not significant enough, as the number of victims of narcissists appears to be high. Especially among successful, good-looking, and also intelligent people, there are countless victims, as narcissists tend to seek out partners on an equal footing in order to break them.
Dealing with a Narcissistic Relationship
Leaving the relationship isn’t an option for everyone. Some partners lack the courage, but many don’t hesitate to say they love the narcissist and prefer to stay, if only they were more appreciated and respected. For other people, their priorities are parenting, financial concerns, co-parenting with an ex, or maintaining family ties. Whatever the choice, rebalancing the power in the relationship facilitates either option and restores mental and physical health.
Overcoming the Abusive Tactic of DARVO
Abusers are long known for victim-blaming, because they never want to take responsibility. More recently a research psychologist Jennifer Joy Freyd gave this a name: DARVO, which stands for Deny, Attack, Reverse Victim and Offender.
Intentional Or Not, Stonewalling is A Toxic Tactic
Stonewalling is a form of emotional abuse where the abuser refuses to communicate. It is a form of gaslighting because it leaves the victim feeling confused, lonely, and frustrated. The abuser refuses to participate in a discussion and acts as if the victim’s concern has no value.
After 16 years of marriage, a woman finds out that her husband is HIV-positive and has a child outside
A 33-year-old woman is seeking advice and legal help. She got married to her husband, who is 43 years old, when she was 20 years old, after meeting him at the age of 17. Despite being in a relationship for many years, the woman claims that she has been facing various issues in her marriage. She mentions that her husband was a Christian when they first met, but he was unfaithful and continued to cheat on her even after their marriage. She also alleges that he is a narcissist who financially abuses her and is disrespectful toward her.
Man's mother tracks him all the time because he had a depressive episode
These days, technology is part of our lives and so it's not too difficult to figure out who is doing what at all times. But, you may not always want people to know what you're up to and if they don't give you space it can lead to you not being very comfortable.