What Emotional Abuse Is & Its Impact On Your Life - Dr. Rhoberta Shaler
Abuse is any behavior that is designed to control or dominate another person. Whether that is through fear, humiliation, intimidation, isolation, guilt, blaming, manipulation, or denial, it is abuse, emotional abuse.
When you were little, your brain was still growing. You instinctively knew that you had to keep your parents--The Giants--happy so that they would feed and protect you. At least, that's what you hoped.
Many children, though, are emotionally abused. As adults, they often don't really see it and its impact on their lives and relationships.
Today, I want to highlight some very real forms of emotional abuse that might have just seemed normal to you. After all, that's the only childhood you had! You had nothing to compare it to. And, you may have so wanted your home to seem normal.
Children are too often made to feel wrong, blamed, and not good enough. That's emotional abuse, but emotional abuse is SO much more.
You need this information so that you can immediately pick up on emotional abuse from your partner, boss, parents, or even friends. Once you've become used to it, you often put up with it on all fronts. I hope today's episode will cause you to deeply recognize what's going on, or has gone on.
Today's episode will give you insights into:
- 7 kinds of emotional abuse you may not have recognized. Thanks to PreventChildAbuse.org
- Examples from my practice: anonymous stories that can help you understand even more
- The impact of emotional abuse on your life and relationships that you may not have realized
- Things you really need to think about that could be keeping you from living fully and freely
- How you view the world with new eyes out for spotting emotional abuse and stopping it
I hope this help you see that more clearly. If you need help with this, I'm here for you.
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I hope this empowers you to make positive changes NOW.
Rhoberta Shaler, PhD,
The Relationship Help Doctor
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