Emotional Abuse: Signs, Types, & How to Deal With It
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Primary Changes: Updated for readability and clarity. Reviewed and added relevant resources. Added “How Common Is Emotional Abuse?”, “Do Emotional Abusers Become Violent?”, “Your Partner Sets Unrealistic Expectations of You”, “Your Partner Uses Emotional Blackmail Against You”, “Who Is Likely to Be Emotionally Abusive?”, “Why Do People Stay in Emotionally Abusive Relationships?”, and “What Doesn’t Work With Emotional Abuse”. New material written by Silvi Saxena, MBA, MSW, LSW, CCTP, OSW-C and reviewed by Kristen Fuller, MD.
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Reviewer: Kristen Fuller, MD