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Emotional abuse is any kind of abuse that is emotional rather than physical in nature. It can include anything from verbal abuse and constant criticism to more subtle tactics, such as intimidation, manipulation, and refusal to ever be pleased.

Mostly use by insecure people who feel the need to undermine people's feelings to the point where it is absolutely unbearable and action must be taken.

Emotional abuse is not a joke. People say its not abuse because there's not physical harm being done, but that is not true at all. In case you might of not known before, words do in fact hurt, and they leave marks inside our brains as well.

Emotional abuse can drag someone to the ends of insanity. It can cause grief, loneliness, even suicide.

If someone tells you they are being emotionally abuse, please take action if your an adult or tell an adult if you are a kid. This is not to be taken lightly. A few words can go a long, painful way.
I, myself, is currently going through emotional abuse from my father. At times I feel of even killing myself, but my friends are always there to pick me up. When my father tells me he hates me everyday, all I can do is sit and cry.
von AnnieCanwanie 26. Januar 2011

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A regular pattern of verbal offense, threatening, bullying, and constant criticism, as well as more subtle tactics like intimidation, shaming and manipulation
My mother endures emotional abuse in her marriage constantly!
von Kathryn Santini 4. April 2016

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