Hermes Posted April 27, 2010 Share Posted April 27, 2010 From this thought-provoking article. In an emotionally abusive relationship, one party systematically controls the other by: •Undermining his or her confidence, worthiness, growth, or trust •"Gaslighting" - making him/her feel crazy or unstable •Manipulating him/her with fear or shame. An emotionally abusive man controls his partner by manipulating her fear of harm, isolation, and deprivation; he threatens or implies that he might hurt her, leave her, or keep her apart from the things she loves. An emotionally abusive woman controls her partner by manipulating his dread of failure as a provider, protector, lover, or parent link removed Link to comment
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