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Understanding the Impact of Emotional Abuse: A Guide to Healing


Unveiling the Hidden Scars of Emotional Abuse

Emotional abuse isn’t always as conspicuous as physical abuse, yet its repercussions can be equally devastating. Tactics such as gaslighting, shaming, and manipulation can leave individuals feeling bewildered, powerless, and sad.

The Toll of Emotional Abuse: Short and Long-Term Effects

Short-Term Effects:

  • Social Isolation and Profound Loneliness
  • Self-Doubt
  • Shame
  • Confusion
  • Low Self-Esteem
  • Anxiety in Social Situations
  • Sense of Powerlessness

Long-Term Effects:

  • Neuroticism, Characterised by Persistent Negative Emotions
  • Chronic Stress
  • Physical Ailments, including Muscle Tension, Digestive Issues, and Breathlessness
  • Apathy or Emotional Numbness
  • PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder) or CPTSD (Chronic Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder)

Healing from Emotional Abuse: A Journey of Self-Compassion

Recovery from emotional abuse necessitates time, patience, and abundant self-compassion. Feel free to reach out if you’re seeking support on this journey. I’m currently available for face-to-face consultations at my office in Hove and online sessions accessible worldwide.

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