Emotional abuse at the hands of a partner is rarely talked about.
Here is a useful blog post about separating from an emotionally abusive partner, and about how time apart allows you to see things more clearly, reflect on issues which day to day life was masking.
Beat the Narcissist this Year.
Share this blog to raise awareness of a situation many people find it hard to escape from.
Some emotionally abusive people are also violent, but don’t kid yourself here – emotion abuse without violence is deeply damaging.
Sharing a wonderful post today about how abusive people try to manipulate those raising awareness.
Abusive Tactics Identified:
1) Inappropriate familiarity.
2) Defining reality: claiming special or superior insight into the victim’s thoughts and motives – “I would question your heart.”
3) Shifting blame from the guilty party to the victim, working to instill self-doubt – “Is that really necessary?”
”Bob, we have heard these tactics before many times. We reject them.”
via What About Bob?: An Abuser’s Tactics Named and Exposed.