defines emotional abuse as the following: non-physical behaviors such as threats, insults, constant monitoring or “checking in,” excessive texting, humiliation, intimidation, isolation or stalking. Verbal abuse is only a portion of emotional abuse, because abuse can also be non-verbal. Ever experience the silent treatment? It can be brutal.
If you are worried you are in an emotionally abusive relationship, you may question if you are the victim or the abuser. Society would like to think of the world in terms of clear-cut victims and abusers; but abuse can be shades of grey... it is more a deterioration of a relationship.
If you're in an abusive situation, what can you do to resolve or escape it?The 3 steps to stop emotional abuse:
- Express your feelings
- Identify the patterns of control and manipulation
World-renowned psychiatrist and author, Dr. Norm Rosenthal, reveals the signs that you
may be in an abusive relationship, as well ashow you can identify and respond to verbal abuse.