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Emotional Abuse

There are no overtly physical signs of emotional or psychological abuse, but that does not make it any less serious than actual physical abuse. A victim may be subjected to angry verbal tirades, harassment, threats, and humiliation. Affecting an over-protective manner toward the victim, as though to imply that the victim is in capable of caring for him- or herself, can be a more subtle form of emotional abuse. Sometimes the abuser will isolate the victim from family and friends or much-enjoyed activities (even something as simple as a daily outing to the local newspaper stand). A person who is being emotionally abused may become either strangely agitated or overly withdrawn.

Inside Emotional Abuse