About Emotional Abuse
Abusive behavior seeks to belittle, intimidate, and embarrass its victim. Emotional abuse seeks to control its victims in these ways, but unlike physical abuse, it relies on verbal as opposed to physical force. Like physical abuse, however, emotional abuse can be incredibly destructive and can cause lasting damage.
If you have suffered emotional abuse, or any other kind of abuse, at the hands of your spouse, you may be considering a divorce. To learn about and protect your rights in the event of a divorce, contact a Raleigh divorce lawyer with Marshall & Taylor PLLC, at 919-833-1040.
Recognizing Emotional Abuse
Emotional abuse may take the form of constant belittling, or of “guidance” or “advice.” Emotional abuse, in some instances, almost mirrors brain-washing; the victim eventually loses all previous conceptions of self-identity and worth as he or she begins to believe the words of the abuser.
If you are involved in an emotionally abusive relationship, know that it is NOT your fault. No one deserves the pain and heartache that results from emotional abuse, so if you are experiencing any of the following, it is time for you to take action:
- Abusive expectations (unreasonable demands, constant criticism)
- Aggression (name-calling, accusing, blaming)
- Constant chaos
- Denying wrong-doing
- Emotional blackmail
- Unpredictable responses
At Marshall & Taylor PLLC, we know how distressing it can be to be a victim of abuse, and we are dedicated to helping the victims of abuse do everything they can to escape the dangerous situations they are in.
There are basic needs in romantic relationships, including the need for emotional support, good will, encouragement, privacy, and respect. If your partner has acted towards you in an emotionally abusive manner, you may be considering divorce. It is important to understand your rights and how to protect them in divorce proceedings, so contact the Raleigh divorce lawyers at Marshall & Taylor PLLC, by calling 919-833-1040 for the legal assistance you need.