The hidden underbelly of emotional abuse
Physically abused partners have been aware of the need to seek help and to escape to a safer place; even though easier said than done in actual practice.
But what about the less outward-appearing emotional abuse? Emotional abuse is no less subtle or damaging than overt physical abuse.
Let’s look into the signs. Are you made to feel afraid (of your partner or that your children will be taken away), humiliated, yelled at, careful of what you say, put down or unjustly criticized, forced to have sex, isolated from your family and friends? Do you feel that you are to blame, unappreciated, inferior, wonder if you are crazy? ( Melinda Smith, M.A., and Jeanne Segal, Ph.D. in HelpGuide.org)
If you wonder whether you are being abused or certain that you are, we are here for you either way. You need not suffer in silence. You need not go through this alone. With our support, you can get through these times.
Right away, we can answer your questions and help you to figure out your next step.
If leaving home to talk is not an option, Counseling on Demand is particularly suited to help you…right where you sit. You needn’t leave the comfort and security of your favorite/private place. If you must go somewhere else, like a friend or family’s place, an office cubicle, a backroom- anywhere you feel safe and secure, you can reach us there. No one need know- especially not your abuser. And scheduling (and rescheduling) a session can be very flexible, depending on your situation. Very little notice needed.
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