Tag Archives: Emotional Abuse

Love is a Verb

         Everyone wants to be loved.        But sometimes we get confused. We may want so desperately to be cared about and valued that we believe we are loved even when someone treats us badly. When I hear stories of women being neglected or abused by their partner, I ask, “Why do you stay?”  […]

The Hidden Face(s) of Emotional Abuse

  Recently I was (again) reminded that emotional abuse is not always obvious and often goes undetected by those people who are involved in it on a day to day basis. The insidious, demeaning behavior of emotional abuse is often dismissed by rationalization(“he doesn’t mean it”), mimimalization (“it is not so bad”) and hopelessness (“ […]