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Emotional Abuse

Sociopaths and narcissists leave long-lasting damage on their chosen targets through various tactics of emotional abuse and neglect.

  1. 10 Simple Things You Can Do To Support a Survivor of Emotional Abuse

    #6. Respect their need for solitude and quiet: Survivors of emotional abuse have spent untold hours being yelled at, berated, lied to, talked at, and put down.
  2. Parenting With a Psychopath: The Rollercoaster and The Bullseye

    When the psychopath turns their focus on you to put you back in the place of "victim", remember that you are no longer a victim.
  3. Codependency & Victim Blaming: Why Abuse Is Always Wrong

    Regardless of whether you're codependent, insecure, naive, vulnerable, or a perfectly healthy human being, abuse and exploitation are always wrong.
  4. Victim Blaming, Concern Trolls, and Chicken Little

    We are all here because of a completely impossible situation that no normal human being could prepare for. No one deserves to be abused.
  5. The Psychopath and Put-Down Artists Tried to Define Me

    He tried to make me into a bad person so he could maintain control and have even more reason to insult me further. But his definitions had nothing to do with me
  6. Playing Games with the Psychopath is Soooo Much Fun!

    I really began to lose myself. I began to try to play the game, and behave like the psychopath. It’s very common for people in recovery to question themselves.
  7. Moments In Time

    Why did I believe he was the perfect partner? Because of the perfect moments. We've all had them. They come unexpectedly when you're not doing anything special.
  8. When Empathetic People Self-Destruct

    I believe that most empathetic people have a "self-destruct" mode. This often happens when all of our efforts finally come crashing down, and we realize that.
  9. Why Were You Targeted?

    Those who have conquered their demons will be completely useless to a psychopath. You won’t be susceptible to grooming if you do not require validation.
  10. Silent Treatment & Covert Abuse

    The silent treatment is a brutal form of abuse, one that pins you against your own mind. You declare war on your intuition and everything that you know.