tobygirl said on
Emotional abuse is just as bad as physical abuse. In some ways it is worse because the effects are unseen. The victim believes that they are the problem because their spouse has convinced them that everything that goes wrong is their fault. Friends, family and the church also do not help as they keep encouraging you to work on your relationship, telling you that marriage is forever. The abuser often comes across as charming to the outside world so they will probably not believe you anyway. Stop caring what other people think and get yourself out of the situation as fast as possible.
Sienna34 said on
A two-prong approach to combatting emotional domestic abuse is best. For starters, engage in proactive self-care. Examples of self-care include therapy, exercise, and healthy eating. Surrounding yourself with supportive adults is always a healthy tack, too.As for the partner committing the emotional abuse,he or she must be willing to discuss hurtful behaviors with a counselor if there is any hope of healing. Counseling may entail individual therapy for your partner and couples counseling for both of you.