For those who have been there, you understand; moving from victim to survivor you found yourself wondering, I can deeply empathize with a victim of abuse in many ways.As a therapist, it's very painful to watch, to experience, to sit across from and to absorb.
Emotional abuse may be hard to recognize at first, since it doesn’t leave the obvious marks of a physically abusive relationship.
It is frequently the case that two or more types of abuse are present in the same relationship.
Emotional abuse often precedes, occurs with, and/or follows physical or sexual abuse in relationships (Koss et al., 1994; Stets, 1991; Tolman, 1992; Walker, 1984).
Actress and singer Jennifer Lopez recently admitted she's been in an emotionally abusive relationship in the past.
"I've never gotten a black eye or a busted lip, but I've felt abused in one way or another: mentally, emotionally, verbally," Lopez writes in new memoir, Sadly, J.