It can be difficult to identify emotional abuse, because the abuser’s behaviour is often described as just a negative personality trait, when it is so much more.
Sherri Gordon explains how to identify emotional abuse. According to Gordon emotionally abusive people behave in the following ways:
- They have unrealistic expectations
- They invalidate you
- They create chaos
- They use emotional blackmail
- They act superior and entitled
- They attempt to isolate and control you
The article also provides advice on how to deal with emotional abuse. View the full article here.