Types Of Emotional Abuse

TYPES OF EMOTIONAL ABUSE- taken from http://www.eqi.org



  • The other person places unreasonable demands on you and wants you to put everything else aside to tend to their needs
  • it could be a demand for constant attention, or a requirement that you spend all your free time with that person
  • But no matter how much you give, it is never enough
  • You are subjected to constant criticism, and you are constantly berated because you don’t fulfill this person’s needs


  • Aggressive forms of abuse include name-calling, accusing, blaming, threatening and ordering. Aggressing behaviors are generally direct and obvious. the one-up position the abuser assumes by attempting to judge or invalidate the recipient undermines the equality and autonomy that are essential to healthy adult relationships. this parent-child pattern of communication (which is common to all forms of verbal abuse) is most obvious when the abuser takes an aggressive stance.
  • Aggressive abuse can also take a more indirect form and may even be disguised and “helping”. Criticizing, advising, offering solutions, analyzing, proving, and questioning another person may be a sincere attempt to help. In some instances however, these behaviors may be an attempt to belittle, control, or demean rather than help. the underlying judgmental “I know best” tone the abuser takes in these situations is inappropriate and creates unequal footing in peer relationships. this and other types of emotional abuse can lead to what is known as learned helplessness.


  • The other person may deliberately start arguments and be in constant conflict with others
  • The person may be “addicted to drams” since it creates excitement


  • Denying a person’s emotional needs, especially when they feel that need the most, and done with the intent of hurting, punishing or humiliately
  • The other person may deny that certain events occurred or that certain things were said, confronts the abuser about an incident of name calling, the abuser may insist “I never said that,” “I don’t know what you’re talking about,” etc. You know differently.
  • The other person may deny your perceptions, memory and very sanity
  • Withholding is another form of denying. Withholding includes refusing to listen, refusing to communicate, and emotionally withdrawing as punishment. This is sometimes called the “silent treatment.”
  • When the abuser disallows and overrules any viewpoints, perceptions or feelings which differ from their own.
  • Denying can be particularly damaging. In addition to lowering self-esteem and creating conflict, the invalidation of reality, feelings, and experiences can eventually lead you to question and mistrust your own perceptions and emotional experience.
  • Denying and other forms of emotional abuse can cause you to loose confidence in your most valuable survival tool: your own mind


  • Someone wants to control your every action. they have to have their own way, and will resort to threats to get it
  • When you allow someone else to dominate you, you can lose respect for yourself


  • The other person plays on your fear, guilt, compassion, values, or other “hot buttons” to get what they want
  • This could include threats to end the relationship, totally reject or abandon you, giving you the “cold shoulder”, or using other fear tactics to control you


  • The abuser seeks to distort or undermine the recipient’s perceptions of their world. Invalidating occurs when the abuser refuses or fails to acknowledge reality. For example, if the recipient tells the person they felt hurt by something the abuser did or said, the abuser might say “ou are too sensitive. That shouldn’t hurt you”.


  • Minimizing is a less extreme form of denial. when minimizing, the abuser may not deny that a particular event occurred, but they question the recipient’s emotional experience or reaction to an event. Statements such as ” You’re too sensitive.” “You’re exaggerating”, or “you’re blowing this out of proportion” all suggest the recipients emotions and perceptions are faulty and not be trusted
  • Trivializing, which occurs when the abuser suggests that what you have done or communicated is inconsequential or unimportant, is more subtle form of minimizing
  • Drastic mood changes or sudden emotional outbursts. Whenever someone in your life reacts very differently at different times to the same behavior from you, tells you one thing one day and the opposite the next, or likes something you do one day and hates it the next, you are being abused with unpredictable responses
  • This behavior is damaging because it puts you always on edge. You’re always waiting for the other shoe to drop, and you can never know what’s expected of you. You must remain hyper vigilant, waiting for the other person’s next outburst or change of mood.
  • An alcoholic or drug abuser is likely to act this way. Living with someone like this is tremendously demanding and anxiety provoking, causing the abused person to feel constantly frightened, unsettled and off balance


  • Berating, belittling, criticizing,name calling, screaming, threatening
  • excessive blaming, and using sarcasm and humiliation
  • Blowing your flaws out of proportion and making fun of you in front of others. Over time, this type of abuse erodes your sense of self confidence and self-worth next…


29 Responses to “Types Of Emotional Abuse”

  1. Luna Says:


    I’m looking for websites about all abuses, women, children, nature… and so I came here on your page

    I’m also a survivor of abuse
    but one of the abuses is emotional abuse. That is something that no one can see while physical abuse everyone can see.
    So that’s a problem for all women because the law here in belgium have no articles for that because they want proofs (? arguments? in dutch Bewijzen)

    I’ve a question: Are you agree that I use your text above about emotional abuse on some of my website where I have found friends from all over the world?

    My english is not so good because my language is dutch but I try to write and to understand what people mean, so if I use abusely the wrong words please let me know it when you not understand what I mean.

    One” of my pages where I have maked a profile is a website where I found friends (I live alone and like it to can contact people on the internet and so building up my friendlist)

    I’m looking further now for sites like this here on the internet but from belgium.

    Thank you.


  2. mountcope Says:


    Thanks for visiting my site.
    The above is from http://www.eqi.org as I stated above.
    Take care

    Mount Cope

  3. Luna Says:

    Thank you for the information Cope.
    Have a nice day.
    Bes regards


  4. Brittany Says:

    I’ve been with my husband since I was 13 and he was 15. We got married when I turned 18. Things were always sweet and cute and we never had a problem. I made a mistake and had an affair at 20 and we worked it out but I thik we should’ve worked through it more but God works in mysterious ways and I got pregnant (my husband) and we had a little girl. He always had a bad temper stemming from a drug problem he had. he got addicted to his medication before we got married and we would have explosive arguements. He quit taking the medicine soon after we were married and the arguements calmed down. But about a year ago they went extremely violent and are more one sided. I really am not sure what to do because he wasn’t like this before. We did link a medication he wass on to violence and he quit taking it and things seem better but this was physical abuse for a good10 months or so. I want to work this out but not at the expense of my own or my daughter’s well being. I want to believe that it will never happen again, I wanted to the times it happened before. Knowing his families’ past history and knowing his I know this isn’t normal for him but it is all he saw growing up except it was more on the emotional side. He normally treats me pretty good, but it’s like he goes crazy and explodes and then afterwards sinks into a deep depression. I am totally lost. Before it got to the point where he physically harmed someone we tried to get help and they said he may have intermittent explosive disorder but what does that mean? What can we do? How can I get him help? What do I do to protect myself and my daughter? I love him and I don’t want to abandon him, but I also don’t want to enable him.

  5. Cori Says:

    I’m 18 years old, and my ex-boyfriend is almost 17. Throughout the last six months of our relationship, he has been emotionally abusing me in ways that I never thought a person could be capable of. When summer started, I got a job as a babysitter and he became extremely angry at me because I’d wear shorts to swim with the kids, and he started calling me a whore and a slut and saying how disgusting I was. So I stopped wearing shorts. I thought it would end with that. But then when nothing would go his way, he’d be back to calling me a whore, or threatening to end his life if I didn’t do what he wanted. I couldn’t go to the beach or the pool anymore, when we went on a trip with his family to a tropical area, I had to wear jeans and a tshirt everyday like him. It was the most controlling situation I’ve ever been in. Then when school started, I had an afterschool activity that I wouldn’t quit for him, so he started calling me a water whore, and he’d threaten to break up with me and he’d threaten to hurt himself if I didn’t do the things he asked of me. He made me share too much of my body with him, more than he deserved to see, and he made me cut myself. He told me that nobody liked me, that I was a waste, and should go kill myself. I was so in love with him, that he knew he could make me do whatever he wanted. I have 11 scars because of this. I know I shouldn’t have done it. But it was the only thing that kept him with me. We are broken up now, he finally ended things, but he still emotionally abuses me at times, taking his anger out on me when I’ve done nothing wrong. I don’t know if it will ever end. I know what being abused feels like. Sometimes, I wonder if emotional abuse is harder to deal with than the physical. I’d rather he hit me than say some of the things that he said to me over this past year.

  6. going_insane Says:

    emotional abuse is much more damaging because it erodes your self esteem and confidence, it’s a form of brainwash in which you start to believe what is being said to you may be true when they are not true. Please stop communicating with him. If he comes near you or threatens to harm himself, call 911, do not allow him to manipulate you by fear, obligation, and guilt. Please seek help or talk to your family about this. This should not continue…it only gets worse if you go back to him in the future. If you see him, run the other way.

  7. Eileen Says:

    I don’t even think that “which form of abuse is worse” is a legitimate question. Victims of abuse have been victimized & traumatized & are left to try to put themselves back together again. For those victims who were raised by parents who abused them in some manner, they have no ‘script’ for what a healthy relationship even looks or sounds like.

    The person suffering physical abuse is always a victim of emotional abuse: physical battery & hitting etc takes place within the context of the accompanying emotional abuse. As to which ‘is worse’ who knows? Much depends upon an individual’s physical, emotional, psychological & financial vulnerability. An victim who is trapped & cannot leave for whatever reason is in the worst predicament. Often times, a person can dump a boyfriend. A financially independent woman with an abusive ‘living with’ boyfriend can up & leave-esp if she doesn’t have any children with the guy. Abuse is grounds for breaking a lease. Think now of the woman who is married to an abuser. If she has small children & he is their father, if he is the one with the income & the car & she is a ‘stay at home’ mother, she is in a very dangerous predicament & may even be trapped! Some woman in this position gather up the courage to flee to a shelter with their children but the repercussions of this can often be worse than having remained with the guy! This is esp true if that abuse isn’t physical because she will have absolutely nothing in the way of evidence & look like a kook for traumatizing 3 kids over some yelling, arguing & name-calling.

    Some married (or those living common law) with an abusive man have a family member they can grab the kids & flee to. This is much better than a shelter-if the option exists. If she has a driver’s license, then so much the better! One day, while the abuser is at work, she can rent a Uhaul, pack a bunch of her essentials & valuables & run.

    Abusers are good at selecting which ways in which to victimize which woman. They seem to have a radar for what form of maltreatment would most severely impact her. they also seem to know what they can get away with. My abusive husband knows that, in this country, if he hits me, the police will arrest him if I call 911. He knows I’d do it too. The kind of abuse he heaps onto me is such that I’d seem like a nut complaining about nothing if I were to call the police. I AM getting help, though & I have appointments this week with people who understand & can inform me of my rights, what course of action to take & what to do next. I’m taking back my life: I’m taking back ME. No matter what new turmoil this unleashes, it can’t possibly be worse than remaining as I am. I hope each & every one of you reaches out for help & support too. Call a 1-800 hotline for abuse victims. It doesn’t matter which kind of abuse it is or what this or that person thinks ‘is real abuse’ or thinks ‘is worse’. YOU know you’re being abused. That is what matters. Get help! As much of it as you possibly can.

  8. Sarah Says:

    I have suffered very subtle phychological and spiritual abuse my whole life. When I was a child from as young as I can remember I wished that my parents would get divorced as a single person is easier to handle than a team. The abuse came with constant statements like:
    “Don’t think like that.”
    “Don’t be so sensitive.”
    “You must change the way you think.”
    “You are a child, what do you have to be stressed about? Just wait until you are an adult then you will know what stress is.”
    “Don’t feel so angry/sad/frustrated. You have nothing to be angry/sad/frustrated about.”
    “But I just do/say that because I love you.”
    “Im not trying to control you, I just want what is best for you and I know what is best.”
    “I know you better that you know yourself.”
    Response to my answers of questions if they were lucky to get an anwer out of me at all (They would ask me how I am and I would answer I am fine and then the probing would begin)
    “Are you sure?
    “How are you feeling … really.”
    Constant questioning
    “Why do you think that?
    “Everyone thinks this why don’t you?”
    “Everybody likes to do this why don’t you or you will like it if you try”
    “but I want to talk to you, why won’t you talk to me?”
    “Why do you never do what I want you to do. I’ll do anything for you.”

    As I said at the beginning this is very subtle and a lot of people will probably think that I am just a spoiled brat lucky to have such caring (I call it smothering) parents.

  9. autism custody battles Says:

    Men who threaten to take away the kids are engaging in post separation violence. It is common for batterers to threaten to take children away from the battered woman by proving her to be an unfit mother. For this reason, some lawyers advise women not to tell courts or mediators about child abuse or domestic abuse because, by doing so, they risk losing custody to the alleged abuser!

  10. an Says:

    hi, looking for picture sad. and i found your site. now i’m suffering for a big problem. im married for ten years, and now we are in big trouble, my husband have an affair and has a child and he name in junior. we have four kids, and he work in vessel, can you help me what to do?

  11. stephanie Says:

    Hi iv been recieving suttle mentle abuse and I cant escape it, iv got a mental health problem and severley messed up and he wont leave me alone, I wish my partner was dead, god please grant me that wish, I cant speak to no one, my advice is to get out asap. I will eventually take my own life, thanks for letting me leave a reply.

    • arielsantrini Says:

      There is always a way out, you must not sabotage your life for anyone. Pray that you find the perfect opportunity to escape, and have faith you will be alright.

      Refuse to take his calls and if necessary, get a restraining order.

      Take care


  12. Abby Says:

    Earlier this morning, I told him that it was over. I had been planning this for nearly a month of our 3 month relationship, and I tried to leave him during our second week together. It’s so frustrating that I have had to uproot my life to escape him, and still do not even have all of my belongings.
    I was emotionally abused and controlled by him. I had no support system, and I suppose I was the perfect victim. The person closest to me is my brother, and he immediately had it out for him. I actually bought into it, and agreed to sever communication with my brother (if he did so with his toxic mom), and he added me to his cell phone plan. Within two days, it got worse. He resumed communication with his mom, attributing it to her being his “Mom” and that he cannot ignore her. I had a plan to leave (despite being unemployed and temporarily disabled) and then he broke his lease to move into the apartment next to me. I told him not to move in, and he took me out to buy wedding rings and stated that I was his. Within three days, he got worse and left me lay after a medical emergency. He told me he lost feeling for me, and refused to comfort me. He later said that he never lost feeling, but said it because I made him mad. The next day, I made concrete plans to leave him. It escalated to the point where my animals began hating him, and I had to tell him what I was going to do prior to going to the bathroom. He accused me of lying after I emerged, stating that I did something different in the bathroom. My brother came in town, and I pretended like things were fine. We finalized moving plans and moved things out on one day that he did not call in. He drove by the apartments (which police can do nothing about because he is now a resident) and all hell broke loose when he saw us loading the truck. I told him it was over, and he said that he thought things were fine.
    I am resentful of all of the expenses I have incurred, as well as the lack of support from authorities. The police cannot do anything with the threatening text messages from him, because they said that the threats were only implied and not specific enough, and the threats were done on the phone that was part of the guy’s cell phone plan, and he can say whatever he wants. I am in fear over what his family will do or say, as he has boasted of their power. I cannot get the police to stand by to get the rest of my stuff out. I cannot get a restraining order, because it is all emotional abuse that I was too afraid to report, especially knowing that nothing would be done and he would still remain my neighbor. I do feel bad for him, because I don’t go around shocking men like that with break ups. I wanted to end it nicely, but realized there is no way. I think that any logical person would know that something must have really been done for me to go to theses extremes to escape safely. I know that his highschool girlfriend planned fo weeks to get rid of him, and stayed with him two weeks after she decided to leave. I’m sure she feared her safety also.

  13. Elmarie Steenekamp Says:

    I am so confused. He said to me if I loved him and respect him I will loose weight for him. A beautiful woman who looks after herself shows how much she respects her partner. He will remind me constantly that men always looks at a thin woman and then the personality. He is good and kind but make sure that I know he has standards and is not shallow and there is nothing wrong with having standards. I am battling to loose weight and feel so ugly and worthless when he is around. Am I wrong? He does not understand that his comments is dragging me down. He sees it as encouragement. He can’t see that I resent him because of his remaks. Is this verbal abuse?

  14. Guest Says:

    Reading this really opened my eyes. I’m 22 and my boyfriend has been constantly berating me and fighting with me for the past 2 months. He tells me I don’t put enough effort into our relationship-which I do. He thinks he’s the only one with stress. He criticizes me when I try and start a normal conversation by saying I don’t know how to talk to people. He upsets me when my family is out, making me feel horrible. He’s accused me of wanting to date other men, which never happened. When we fight, he blames me for starting the fights, which usually isn’t the case. I even went on a birth control pill to satisfy him, but had to come off because of the side effects. Does this qualify as abuse? I don’t know how much more of it I can take if it’s not. Thanks.

  15. Guest77 Says:

    Is there such a thing as emotional abuse from neighbors? I keep getting called the B word, slut, hoe, fat chick, etc by my neighbors son and his friends. I also get mean looks. I’m nervous to sit on my own front porch. Her son used to be in the Bloods. The other night I heard him tell one of his friends ” One gun one bullet”. He also called me a fat B on facebook. (I have it saved on my computer). Is there anything I can do?

    • arielsantrini Says:

      Hi guest77,

      Maybe you should learn to conquer your fears and not show any emotions when they bully. Instead Maybe just say matter of factly:”stop with that I dont appreciate it”. They want you to either crack or fight, but if you act calm without hiding. It will throw them. If they call you a “B****”. Tell them they are entitled to their opinion but they are not to do it again. Then walk off.

      P.S. I hope you will be OK and the problem is resolved. That’s harsh.

      Take care


  16. arielsantrini Says:

    Hi there,

    Any advice on what an abusive person can do to change his behaviour if no-one stands up to him? If he knows he is doing wrong but can’t help himself? Can he reform of his own accord. It must be a difficult habit to break if you are constantly being enabled.

    Many thanks


    • Baldeep Kaur Says:

      A person needs psychological help to break behavioral patterns such as this. Enabling such behavior is like adding fuel to fire. It will only harm everybody including the abuser. Some one has to tell him to stop.

      You can help him only when he is ready to take help. In the meantime, discourage his behavior as mush as you can. Tell him that it is not okay to emotionally abuse someone.

      Lots of love and strength to you.

  17. 123 Says:

    hi, i am looking for a little bit of advice, i have been with my partner for over a year, i am six months pregnant and have a one year old son from a previous relationship. We were hppier than ever before i got pregnant, but for the last 4-5months he does nothing but emotionally abuse me. Causing upset and stress almost everyday, He lives with me and will not leave my house no matter how upset or demanding i am. every morning i hear the same things;
    .. fat
    .. unfit mother
    .. lazy
    .. self centered

    I have been trying too get out of this relationship since this abuse started but finding it very hard. I feel like there is no way out and this is the way i have to live. He would not harm my children or me in a physical way. but i am worried that if my babies hear the things he calls me it would mentally scar them.

    Can anybody share any advice that can help please?

    • Baldeep Kaur Says:


      Emotional abuse is not okay. It has the power to be more damaging than physical abuse. You deserve a happy and a fulfilling relationship that has respect, affection and love. I do not know much about your life but you should not continue in this relationship.

      This is not a good situation for your kids. After my dad’s death, my life changed drastically and I was emotionally abused by people who were supposed to take care of me. It took me years to get out of it. Thankfully, i had the right support system outside my home to help me get out of it.

      It is always difficult to do the right thing but trust me you have the courage and the strength within you to handle anything.

      If you feel like, you can write to me at k.baldeep@yahoo.com.

      Lots of love to you!

      please read this. there are few useful help links for you.

  18. Lucielle Says:

    So sorry that you went through all this.

  19. Quincy Says:

    Thank you for all the detailed life experiences you have listed. I am in an abusive situation that’s much similar to yours. I plan to leave in two days. I’m praying this will work. I’ve left 8 times now but run back because the thought of him with someone else is shattering. I’m left in torment but he freely moves on with Xs or other women. Its torture I can’t live with or without. Which is better when you can’t move in any direction. There both dim and lifeless. Gods been a constant strength but then I fall and run back to what He’s set me free from and I dig my useless grave deeper and more depressing not thinking it could go any further but it does. I’m hoping something with snap me back to my sunshine self I was before meeting him. I met him online. I don’t understand why he went online when he has his own business and slept (sleeps) with all his customers. The bitterness grows the hatred even deeper. I pray God frees me from this anger. Its debilitating and chokes my life.

    Sorry I rambled. Thank you and you mom for sharing. Be well and be blessed.

  20. J Schmidt Says:

    This reminds me of a bad job situation I got out too. For any abusive situation, it’s amazing how long it takes to get through the emotional damage. Thanks for posting this.

  21. ewangi Says:

    I went online looking for help but so far haven’t found help. I met a man 4 years back we dated back and forth and all along I could tell something about him was not right . He has anger issues and very controlling. He constantly put me down called me fat among other things and at one time he put me out with no money or food. I finally decided enough was enough and decided to walk away only to discover I was pregnant. When I asked him for help he told me to get an abortion and he also stated he would not speak to me. His car got flooded he attempted to blackmail me into cosigning a car note for him , telling me that he would only help me with the baby if I cosigned his car. I refused and ended up going through my pregnancy alone with just a few friends, all my family is abroad , I drove myself to the hospital to give birth. I struggled with my little girl as I wasn’t making enough money to support us both. Out of desperation I filed for child support , I also attempted to seek help from my child’s father and all he offered me was $200 a month. The child support process is extremely slow when going through the attorney general. I’d show up in court a couple of times only to find that he had not been served. A few months later I got a better job and I was able to hire an attorney . He was served and we met in court 2 years later. He acted nice and I thought he’d changed ( silly me for thinking that he had changed). The judge ordered a paternity test and he was declared the father. When we went back to court, he lied about his income so child support was based on what he claimed he made. For a couple of months things were ok, he spent time with our daughter who was now 1 year. He insisted that I should not ask for back child support any more money in monthly child support. A few days before we went back to court for the final trial he told me he wanted to be with me and I almost fell for it. So we went back to court his monthly child support increased and was ordered to pay over 10k in back child support. He left court pretty upset never talked to me, he didn’t see the child for a few weeks. He started picking her up per court order and one day when he was returning her , he brought his girl friend along. I was so hurt because I truly loved him and I was willing to give him a chance. I tried to talk to him but he bluntly told me my feelings and opinions are only valuable to me. Then the drama started, he’d pick the child up and when he brought her back I’d wrestle her from his arms and then toss the child’s diaper bag on the ground. One Saturday he picked her up and decided that he’d not bring her back but I’d have to drive to wherever he was. He sent me to one location , a few minutes later he told me I was at the wrong place gave me another address and told me I had a few minutes to get there or he’d take my child home with him.I eventually got my child back but for 4 weeks I denied him visitation as my attorney worked on getting the case back to court. He threatened to take custody from me. After a few weeks my attorney advised me to let him take the child , he took her but decided to keep her longer than he should. We got a court hearing and he asked the judge if the pick up and drop of location could be at the sheriff’s office , he claimed that I yelled at him and called him names and I did out of frustration. We agreed to the sheriff’s office location as it would be convenient for me only to find out that the office is closed on Saturday and Sunday. Things worked fine the first week but the following week he decided he would not bring the child to me but I had to go to his car to get my daughter. When I refused he drove off I called him multiple times with no response . I called the sheriff but they were not helpful ( I’ve called them so many times that they don’t want to deal with it). A few minutes later I saw his car parked on the other side of the parking lot. He got the child out of the car stood in front of the car and threw the diaper bag on the ground . The sheriff arrived and walked with me as I got my child. My problem is this man is smart enough to harass me as much as he can but not enough for law enforcement to intervene. He still puts me down , calls me a bad mother and telling me if I can’t take care of his daughter I need to give her to him. My little girl doesn’t want to go with him, every time she sees him her expression changes. I wish she could talk and tell me what goes on when she’s with her dad. The court can’t help me until he actually commits a crime. Who do you turn to for emotional abuse??

  22. katy Says:

    I have been with my partner for 27 years. I am just coming to terms with I’m not crazy but just been striped slowly of my former self to the fact that I can’t remember the old happy carefree person who I was I just feel a empty drained shell

  23. Hellen Says:

    The information is very important for married couples and those who are about to get married.

  24. Mr. Jason Cowell Says:

    This was a really interesting read. I’m about 1.5 years out from an extremely emotionally abusive relationship. And it’s been a hectic ride!

    I would like to make clear, is that the emotional abuse actually stemmed from both parties in our relationship. It was and is terrible. We completely demoralised, disrespected and ultimately hurt each other severely. After 11 years of marriage we were and still are both reeling from the trauma of it all.

    It’s scary because it’s invisible, and at the start it’s impossible to realise you’re even committing emotional abuse! And so the cycle continues. With the awareness I have now I can see it everywhere, and we wonder why the divorce rate is on the rise, noone can stay in a long term relationship anymore.

    As a species, humans really should be looking at themselves more, thinking about how their actions effect others, care about other people and have compassion. I have had to have huge reserves of empathy (and still need more!) to be able to understand why my ex-wife did and said some of the things she has. And I have had mounds of guilt and shame, I have had to forgive myself and others, and come to understand more of myself than I thought possible.

    Survival is easy. Getting back on the path of contentment, of being comfortable in your own skin and love yourself, that is true victory. Not over anyone else but rather yourself. Find something beautiful and wonderful every day, and take whatever steps you can achieve.

  25. Sherry Says:

    My Daughters Ex boyfriend, they were together for 10 years, my granddaughter was 3 when my daughter met him, she finally got out of the physical , manipulative, emotionally abusive relationship in November 2014, the Ex boyfriend has now turned my now 15 year old granddaughter against all of us, I know he is doing this for his own needs as he does not care about anyone but himself, he is very destructive and I am so worried about my granddaughter at this point because she was living with me and my husband up until May 11th when things came to a head, she was being very disrespectful towards us and I know in my heart that he told her to act this way so as to ruin our relationship with her and to isolate her so that age would go running to him, he has another girlfriend that lives in another town and she has a young daughter of about 4 years old , he is ruining my granddaughters life just because he can’t stand the fact that my daughter finally got away from him. My daughter literally saved his life by donating her kidney to him and he has abused her physically and emotionally since then and he is still abusing by turning my granddaughter against all of us, he doesn’t care about her, he’s only using her for his own twisted gain. I don’t know what to do , he is on probation as it is for causing damage to my daughters vehicle and a house window, he’s trying to get custody of my granddaughter even though she s Not her biological daughter, any advice would be welcome and most appreciated, I live in Alberta Canada, he is originally from Elsalvadore , his family are of all the same attitudes even his own mother.

    Thank you

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