Emotional Abuse

Emotional Abuse

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In heterosexual relationships, most mistreatment takes place on women by their male partners.  Emotional abuse, like physical abuse, is used to control, humiliate, harm, or punish a woman. While the forms of abuse may vary, the result is the same a woman is afraid of her partner and changes her behavior to please him or be sheltered from damage. Many people think that emotional abuse is not as severe or harmful as physical abuse.  Usually, women state that this is not true and that the major problem they often face is getting others to take emotional abuse seriously. Emotion is defined as a sentimental state of consciousness in which pleasure, mourning, dread, hatred, or the like, is experienced. (more…)

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