Emotional Abuse: How to heal from Emotional Abuse

How would you describe emotional abuse? Is it something you’ve experienced or witnessed?

Emotional abuse is a form of domestic violence where someone uses their power over another person to control them emotionally. The abuser manipulates the victim into believing they are worthless, unlovable, and unworthy of love and respect.

It affects everyone differently. Some victims don’t even realize they are being abused until years later. If you suspect you are being emotionally abused, seek support immediately.

What is emotional abuse?

Emotional abuse is any behavior that causes harm to someone emotionally. It may involve verbal abuse, physical violence, threats, isolation, manipulation, and many other forms of emotional mistreatment.

How does emotional abuse affect people?

Emotional abuse affects people in different ways.

People who experience emotional abuse often:
  • Feel confused about what they did wrong
  • Ashamed of their actions
  • Guilty
  • Angry
  • Depressed
  • Anxious
  • They feel helpless and hopeless
These feelings make them:
  • Vulnerable to depression
  • Anxiety
  • Eating disorders
  • Substance abuse
  • Self-destructive behaviors
  • Suicide

Why do some people stay in abusive relationships?

Some people stay in abusive relationships because they don’t know how to leave. They may feel trapped in the relationship because they don’t know how to break free. They don’t want to hurt themselves or others. They fear being alone or have been taught that they deserve to be abused. Some people stay in abusive relationships because they feel that they have no other choice.

Can you heal from emotional abuse?

Yes! People who have experienced emotional abuse can heal if they choose to seek help. They can also heal if they are willing to take the first step to heal. There are several different ways to heal from emotional abuse. The first step is to identify the abuse and then decide what steps to take. Once you have identified the abuse, you can talk to a therapist or counselor. Another way is to take classes at a local community college or adult education center. You can also find books and online resources that teach you how to cope with emotional abuse.

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Hearing these stories makes me realize how lucky I am to have escaped an emotionally abusive relationship. It doesn’t make me want to settle for less, but rather inspires me to work towards a life that’s better

Let me share with you…

  • I cut off the person that was hurting me.
  • Blocked him from my life.
  • Stopped talking to him.
  • Burned everything that was ever connected to him.
  • Removed him from my life.
  • Took back my time… he had my most valuable asset.

Remember you woke up this morning because God has a purpose for you to fulfill. Find out what it is and go do it. Don’t waste your life waiting for something to happen.

A wound won’t heal if you keep touching it. You have to let it heal.

You don’t know what tomorrow will bring. Still take time to grieve, but don’t grieve without hope. Hope for a better tomorrow, a better you and a better world.

Your situation changed, but God’s promises didn’t.

He has a plan for you.

Don’t give up.

Plans to prosper you and not to harm you. To give you hope, a future and a reason to live.
Become completely absorbed in the Bible. The Scriptures brings life to those who find them and healing to their whole body. They are a fountain of life.

God’s word will strengthen and comfort you.

Take it hour by hour, day by day.

You are going to be okay.

God will heal you

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