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Responding to Emotional Abuse by eatnormalnow Healthy Living Professional Posted Fri 02 Oct 2009 10:00pm Over the years, I’ve treated many individuals (mostly women) in emotionally abusive relationships, a major cause of food abuse, and have identified three stages of abusee response. Emotional abuse is everything from constantly or intermittently being humiliated, threatened, yelled or cursed at, ignored, shamed, put down or invalidated. Specific ... Read on »
Is Emotional Abuse Ever Justified? by Susan Patient Expert Posted Sun 15 Mar 2009 3:15pm Susan, I have a question - can emotional abuse ever be justified? Four years ago, I met my boyfriend. At the time I was ending an abusive relationship and I know that I was on the rebound.(I know this from doing the Love Inventory. :)) When we met, he told me that he had a [...] Read on »
Invalidation of Feelings as Emotional Abuse by Susan Patient Expert Posted Sat 14 Mar 2009 3:16pm This is the first in a many part series on Emotional Abuse “Can you close the window? I’m cold” “You can’t be cold.” “Gerry’s late again and it makes me angry.” “Oh chill out, there’s nothing to be angry about.” “My dog died and I feel very upset about it.” “It’s just an animal, get over it!” “I don’t like [...] Read on »
Alcoholic Husband: 5 Tips To Stop His Verbal and Emotional Abuse by addictiondoc Posted Tue 20 Apr 2010 3:01pm An alcoholic husband is often verbally and emotionally abusive to his wife. Some alcoholic spouses are even physically abusive. In my psychiatric practice where I treat many wives with alcoholic spouses, I often will hear that their husband’s personality changes with alcohol. I will hear, “He is like Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. He puts me d ... Read on »
Emotional Abuse: Living With An Alcoholic by addictiondoc Posted Tue 17 Aug 2010 3:41pm Do you feel abused by your alcoholic spouse? Living with an alcoholic spouse is always chaotic. The non-addicted spouse will often tell me they are abused verbally and emotionally by their alcoholic husband or alcoholic wife. In some cases, physical abuse is an issue. Here are 10 examples of  emotional abuse from an alcoholic spouse. ... Read on »
Alcoholic Husband? 7 Forms of Emotional Abuse by addictiondoc Posted Tue 23 Nov 2010 9:10pm Any woman married to an alcoholic husband suffers some form of emotional abuse. I have seen this over and over in in my psychiatric practice. The main consequence of marital emotional abuse from an alcoholic spouse is battered self-esteem. If a woman does not learn to set good boundaries with her alcoholic husband, she ends up with a dee ... Read on »
Emotional Abuse in Childhood May Disrupt Sleep Decades Later by HealthFinder Posted Fri 10 Jun 2011 1:00pm healthnewslink Older adults who were insulted, intimidated by parents at risk for sleep problems, study finds. ... Read on »
Blame and Emotional Abuse by Susan Patient Expert Posted Thu 05 Mar 2009 4:43am 1 Comment In response to private email and questions on the blog, I’m in the middle of writing a post about being blamed for everything, being with an overly critical partner (and/or controlling) and emotional/verbal abuse where there is no physical abuse. I’d like to make the post as comprehensive as possible, so if you have a question [...] Read on »
BS Indignation as Emotional Abuse by Susan Patient Expert Posted Sun 15 Mar 2009 3:15pm Part 2 in a series “I thought you said you were going to call me.” “I got busy. Are you saying I can’t have a life?” “I thought you said you were going to call me.” “I was sick.” “Well why didn’t you call me and tell me that?” “Are you saying I wasn’t sick?” “When are you coming over?” “Tomorrow.” “You said [...] Read on »