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Without including physical abuse, how would you define abuse?


Asked by tastymama at 5:28 PM on Mar. 14, 2011 in Relationships

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  • Causing another person to feel uneasy and/or belittled repeatability, whether it is physical, emotional or verbal.

    Answer by But_Mommie at 5:30 PM on Mar. 14, 2011

  • Anyone that degrades you or makes you feel worthless, stupid, or doesn't respect your feelings/wishes

    Answer by June_Mama09 at 5:29 PM on Mar. 14, 2011

  • Mental abuse, verbal abuse...

    Answer by twinsplus2more at 5:29 PM on Mar. 14, 2011

  • Abuse can be neglect, verbal, or mental.

    Answer by parajumper3 at 5:30 PM on Mar. 14, 2011

  • Emotional,verbal,and mental are all abuse.

    Answer by dancer at 5:32 PM on Mar. 14, 2011

  • telling you you're fat,ugly,lazy,worthless,bad mom,and you're lucky he's your SO because no one else would want you. My cousin's BFF hears this alot....

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 5:38 PM on Mar. 14, 2011

  • Talking down to you, jealous outburst, forcing you to stay home, choosing your clothes as though you were a child. Emotional abuse as though you were always wrong or something is wrong with you because of your thoughts about everyday conversations or situations. Treating someone as less than oneself. Threatening or bullying. Anything someone does to continually make someone feel bad is abusive.

    Answer by dollhead78 at 6:10 PM on Mar. 14, 2011

  • Name calling, belittling, degrading, intimidation, threats. Need I say more?

    Answer by stitchintime at 7:38 PM on Mar. 14, 2011

  • emotional, economic, psycological, controlling, verbal...

    Answer by gypsymama532 at 9:18 PM on Mar. 14, 2011

  • Mental, sexual, emotional...anything that makes you feel bad about yourself. My ex-step dad was physically, mentally, and emotionally abusive. He would belittle us and my mom, saying we were worthless and things along those lines. He would hit, choke, kick, throw was terrible. I've been in mentally/emotionally abusive romantic relationships, where the guys would play mind games and act like I didn't deserve them. Like I said, anything that maked you feel bad about or question yourself is a form of abuse. If someone puts you down to build themselves up, it's no good.

    Answer by JustCantWait88 at 9:22 PM on Mar. 14, 2011