Emotional Abuse:

Emotional Abuse:

The following are associated with emotional abuse:

– Withholding love, affection and attention

– Ignoring, or refusing to communicate with, them

– Threatening the individual

– Abandoning, or threatening abandonment

– Fits of anger and rage

– Engaging in chronic deceit

– Criticizing, belittling, ridiculing or demeaning the individual

– Negatively labelling the person

– Controlling their life and ordering them around

– Minimizing their opinions, and ignoring the person’s wishes, needs and preferences

– Gaslighting, and denying the individual’s reality

– Isolating the person from their family and friends.

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