I understand physical abuse but what are examples of emotional abuse?
Most Helpful Girl
Saying nasty things about you but then backing it up with 'but I love you' or 'I care about you' and you should be grateful because nobody else would have you. I would also add locking you in their car and yelling at you until you cry. Then tell you how sorry they are and how much they want to go back to the start and try again because YOU messed up and you hurt them. Not the other way around. Standing you up on Valentine's Day when you're sat by the door ready and making up some story about your best friend. But you don't text them (not call, text) until 2 hours later. Then when you remind them how upset you were they yell at you for not understanding. Repeat same behaviour on their birthday but change excuse to 'fell asleep'. But then make it up to them by showing up at their workplace a week later with a bucket load of presents so everyone at work thinks you're really sweet. Essentially make a lot of plans with them and then either stand them up or cancel right at the last minute so they spend their whole night waiting for you. Basically fucking with your mind and making your perception of love warped. That's emotional abuse.0
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Most Helpful Guy
Purposeful treatment to another being that terrorizes them, makes them feel scared or inadequate.1