Types of emotional abuse
Some examples of emotional abuse include:
Calling you names or constantly putting you down
Never saying anything kind or praising you on a success
Forcing you to do things by scaring you
Bullying, teasing or insulting you
Constantly criticising, humiliating or blaming you
Frequently swearing, shouting, yelling or screaming at you
Ignoring you or pretending you aren’t there
Controlling or withholding your money
Making you feel afraid, intimidated or threatened
Isolating you from family, friends or restricting your freedom
Having unrealistic expectations or unreasonable demands of you
Driving recklessly in the car to scare you or destroying your property
Threatening to harm you, your pets or other people you care about
Telling you that you’re worthless, unloved or not enough
Not allowing you to express your view or making fun of what you say
Treating you badly because of things you can’t change (eg. disability, religion, race, past)
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