Emotional Abuse


What is it?

Emotional abuse happens when a person uses words or actions to control, frighten, isolate or take away another person's self-respect. Emotional abuse is sometimes called psychological abuse.

What is the impact?

Emotional abuse can leave a significant impact on your mental and emotional state. It can be very confusing when someone you love chooses to say and do things that are hurtful.

It is important to remember that emotional abuse is never okay and it is never your fault. It is very normal to want to love and be loved and is very confusing when a partner changes from being loving to being emotionally abusive. There is support available to help you manage the confusion that you may be experiencing and to help you decide what next steps feel right.

If you or someone you know is experiencing emotional abuse please visit the Get Help section for resources.

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