Emotional abuse has many symptoms but they can all invade the life of the victim. Sometimes the abuse is obvious and deliberate, other times it’s more subtle, though cutting all the same. Signs of emotional abuse can include some or all of the following:
- Screaming and/or constant swearing
- Name-calling, mocking or persistent insults
- Threats and intimidation (obvious or subtle)
- Blatant ignoring or excluding
- Humiliating (alone or in front of others)
- Denial of abuse or blaming of the victim (bring it on themselves)
There are plenty of other signs, too, but these are among the most common that people suffer with today. Unfortunately, victims will quite often suffer for years before they seek help from any kind of emotional abuse therapy. Others never seek help, and that’s nothing short of tragic.
Lost and Alone
Whether psychological abuse goes on in the home, the workplace or elsewhere, it’s always a challenging situation and a toxic environment. No one should have to tiptoe around a space for fear of an abuser lashing out with their verbal nastiness. People who suffer emotional torture are often afraid to bring up certain topics for fear of upsetting their tormentor. That is no way to live and nor should anybody have to put up with it. People do, but they really don’t have to.
The problem is that a lot of folks feel reliant on their abuser because they have broken them down and reduced them to this state. The sufferer doesn’t know where to turn for help, or even what their actual problem is. Victims often feel emotionally numb and helpless.
How Can Emotional Abuse Therapy Help?
Therapy can help victims of emotional abuse in many ways and there are various treatment options available. Our Thriveworks emotional abuse therapists in Durham, NC can tailor these to suit the specific needs of the individual. It is quite possible to recover from this kind of psychological abuse. The most important thing here is that the individual accepts two important facts:
- Emotional abuse is NOT the victim’s fault
- No one ever deserves to be abused.
Because we’re all different, emotional abuse therapists usually personalize treatment for each person and their situation. Call us now and see how we might be able to help you.