• Signs of Emotional Abuse, By Maria Bogdanos, [1] [1]See Website for descriptions of each sign

5 questions to see if you are abusing or being abused:

  1.  Humiliation, degradation, discounting, negating. judging, criticizing
  2.  Domination, control, and shame
  3.  Accusing and blaming, trivial and unreasonable demands or expectations, denies own shortcomings
  4.  Emotional distancing and the “silent treatment,” isolation, emotional abandonment or neglect
  5.  Codependence and enmeshment

[1] PsychCentral, Signs of Emotional Abuse, By Maria Bogdanos, https://psychcentral.com/blog/signs-of-emotional-abuse/

  • 42 Domestic Violence Warning Signs [2]

A. Signs of Physical Abuse:

  1.  Hitting, punching, kicking, shoving, choking or slapping you
  2.  Using weapons to inflict harm or threaten you
  3.  Controlling what you eat or when you sleep
  4.  Forcing you to do work against your will
  5.  Forcing you to use drugs or alcohol
  6.  Stopping you from seeking medical treatment or calling the police

         B. Signs of Emotional Abuse:

  1.  Attacking your sense of self worth
  2.  Insulting you, calling you names, criticizing you, humiliating you
  3.  Acting jealous or possessive, accusing you of being with other partners
  4.  Withholding affection or acknowledgement in order to punish you
  5.  Cheating on you intentionally
  6.  Lying to you

         C. Signs of Psychological Abuse

  1.  Threatening to hurt you, your loved ones, your pets, your children, or your possessions
  2.  Controlling the time you spend with others, or monitoring where you go
  3.  Controlling what you wear, often with the accusation that you attract too much attention
  4.  Damaging or stealing your belongings
  5.  Blaming you for the abuse, saying that you deserve what happens or that you instigated the problem
  6.  Gaslighting, i.e. saying things to make you question your perception of reality, such as “That never happened, you never remember correctly,” or “Don’t get angry over such little things, you’re too sensitive.”

         D. Continuation of 42 Domestic Violence Warning Signs also include (See website for full description):

  • Signs of Sexual Abuse & Coercion
  • Signs of Reproductive Coercion
  • Signs of Financial Abuse
  • Signs of Digital Abuse
  • Signs of Stalking

[2] Signs of Emotional Abuse, 42 Domestic Violence Warning Signs, October 2016,

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References   [ + ]

1. See Website for descriptions of each sign