What is emotional abuse?


Emotional Abuse is a serious pattern of abuse which is used to control someone by playing with their emotions.

Emotional abuse can make you feel like there is no way out or that without your partner you're nothing. It chips away at your feelings of self-worth, independence and confidence. This is not normal in a healthy relationship at all. 

It is not normal to feel unworthy in a relationship. It is not normal to argue often. It is not normal to be upset or cry often. It is not normal to be isolated from your friends and family. It is not normal to put someone else first 100% of the time. 

The signs of emotional abuse are subtle and leave no physical marks behind. Some people might see the signs as a joke or a way of showing love. Emotional abuse is not a joke or true love, babe. 

 You are worthy of a loving, respectful and safe relationship - always. 
 

What are the warning signs of emotional abuse?

 

 

Where can I go for help? 

Text or Call 1737 to chat to a trained counsellor