Just like all the horrible types of abuse that are not spoken about enough, emotional abuse is one of them. The worst thing about it is perhaps how secretive and hidden it is, to the extent I did not realize I had been a victim until two years after the relationship ended. What is it? “What is emotional abuse?” “What does emotional abuse look like?” “How do I know if I have been emotionally abused?” These are all phrases I have Googled multiple times in my quest to find out if I was exaggerating and if my abuse was “real” abuse.
Truth is, there is not a perfect dictionary definition. Well, not one that feels right to me, and I do not think we need to assess ourselves to see if our experiences fit perfectly to a definition. So, what does itRead more on themighty.com