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This kind of abuse happens on a psychological level; warping the minds of even the strongest people.
We hope to all be immune to such violence, but the reality is emotional abuse can easily slip past the best of us.
The abuser fosters an atmosphere of fear, intimidation, instability, and unpredictability.
He steadily pushes you to the edge with his deception, sarcasm, and battering until you erupt in anger and then you become the “bad guy” giving him the ammunition he needs to justify his hurtful actions.
Or you mistrust your instincts that your boyfriend or husband is lying to you, demeaning and controlling you.
Worse yet, you may think you are overreacting and crazy — as he claims you are.
Disparaging humor: Verbal abuse is often disguised as jokes.If you say, “It’s a beautiful day,” he’ll say, “What’s great about it, the weather’s crappy.” If you say you like sushi, he’ll say, “Are you kidding, it’ll give you parasites.” Discounting: He denies your experience of his abuse.He tells you that you’re hypersensitive or that you’re imagining things or that you can never be happy.If you tell him to stop, he tells you that you are too sensitive or you can’t take a joke.General crazy-making: He uses a combination of distortion, blaming, forgetting, stonewalling, and denial to confuse, frustrate, and drive you to the brink of insanity.
Threatening to abandon someone is not a healthy means of arguing.