What are Emotional and/or Psychological Abuse?
The emotional and psychological abuse is an infliction of psychological and emotional and fear which include actions that lead to fear of violence, to isolation, deprivation, feeling of being not responsible, loss of dignity, humiliation or powerlessness.
Emotional and Psychological abuse is usually done in such a manner that the abuser strips his or her domestic victim to their identity and the ability to control his or her own thoughts and plan of actions. In most cases emotional abuse is normal, but increases gradually. It takes several years for the domestic victim to realize that they are a victim of emotional abuse by his or her partner.
Why Emotional Abuse?
Emotional abuse in domestic abuse is perpetrated by an abuser who wants to flip or create his or her partner into who he or she thinks that partner should be. Several times the domestic abuser tends to turn his or her victim into who they are, so that their victim partner does not feel himself or herself as the isolated human being. The domestic abuser does not really like him or her so the domestic victims of emotional abuse normally come to represent all the domestic abuser’s fears.
Victims of Emotional Abuse
The victims of emotional abuse will have many questions, whether they have a good judgment or something separate from their partner. Emotionally abused victims normally feel that they are not correct and that it’s their own fault for domestic violence. In many occasion when the domestic abuser has an affair, or loses a job or have any other problem, the abuser makes his or her partner feel as of it is their own fault and they are one responsible for domestic violence or emotional abuse to his or her partner.
Emotional abused victims also get into the feeling that they are not worth enough of the relation with the abuser. Victims also have the feeling that they cannot survive without abuser and are not capable of being on their own. They may be reprimanded by the abuser for asking simple question, or told that they are ignorant and not attractive. The victims of domestic abuse by the abuser are often the targets of name calling, loss of dignity, degradation and embarrassment.
To its extreme, the emotional and psychological abuse may take the form of starving and isolating the victim. Several victims of emotional and psychological abuse are not permitted to go out of their home, open or answer the doors or telephones, not given permission for shopping or even not to attend a child’s school. The abuser will follow the victim where ever she goes and keep an eye on the normal life of the victim.
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