Emotional Abuse is worse than Physical Abuse

Emotional torture is the worst form of abuse that can be! It eats you from within. What to do when the partner, forget realizing, does not even acknowledge it? Emotional abuse can lead to severe depression. How to handle it?

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Hema K
July 26, 2017


Mallika Oberoi
Mallika Oberoi July 29, 2017 - 9:42 pm

If you are choosing to stay in such a relationship, know that an emotionally abusive person is difficult to change because they either don’t see what they are doing wrong or they deliberately want to hurt you and cause grief. If it is the latter perhaps get a third person – friend/ family/ counsellor, to explain where they are going wrong and how they can become better partners. If it is the latter, try and understand why they want to cause you pain. Is it because they feel hurt too? Talk when things are better, but if you feel your partner is just deriving joy from your pain, it is best to move on

Ibada Monn
Ibada Monn July 27, 2017 - 11:35 pm

Most perpetrators of emotional abuse do not even consider it abuse. Even the society just brushes it aside giving excuses for bullies. It is important to seek friends or loved ones who know what you are going through and can explain the effect of their actions to the partner. Even seeking counselling to make the other understand the extent of damage they are causing. But some who abuse are sadists and they abuse because they know the effect of their words and want to cause pain. It is difficult to be in a happy relationship with such people. Let them know that you will not stand for emotional abuse. They are bullies counting on you not speaking up. So speak up and fight back. Don’t destroy your life with such a person.