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Ways to Recognize Emotional Abuse

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  • Mar 12, 2016
Ways to Recognize Emotional Abuse
  • Puts you down, embarrasses, humiliates or shames you.
  • Throws tantrums.
  • Demeans or disregards your opinions, ideas, suggestions or needs.
  • Refuses to communicate.
  • Has difficulty apologizing.
  • Uses sarcasm and unpleasant tone of voice.
  • Interrogates you intensely about relationships and activities.
  • Intentionally puts you in scary or harmful situations.
  • Exhibits extreme moodiness.
  • Dominates or controls you.
  • Can't tolerate others laughing at them.
  • Withdraws from affection or sex.
  • Puts you on guilt trips.
  • Accuses you of being too sensitive.
  • Controls finances and how you spend money.
  • Threatens to commit suicide if you leave.
  • Expresses unreasonable levels of jealousy.
  • Calls you derogatory names.
  • Ignores you.
  • Attempts to control what you wear.
  • Repeatedly points out your mistakes, flaws, shortcomings; overly critical.
  • Tells you that you will never find anyone better.
  • Engages in affairs or provocative behavior with others.
  • Accuses you of cheating or is possessively jealous.
  • Keeps you from sleeping.
  • Isolates you from talking to or seeing your friends, family or coworkers.
  • Belittles or trivializes your accomplishments, aspirations or plans.
  • Tells you that you’re crazy.
  • Threatens to hurt you, your children, your family or your pets.
  • Rarely validates your opinions.
  • Doesn’t allow you to make decisions.
  • Constantly calling or texting when you are not with him/her.
  • Treats you as inferior.
  • Demands to know where you are every minute.
  • Views you as an extension of them, not as an individual.