Many abusers will humiliate or embarrass their partners in public as a method of control to “prove” that only the abuser can love them.
A victim of emotional abuse may start to blame themselves for the abuser’s behavior and come to believe what the abuser says.
You might be a nerd, a jock, a popular and be proud about it.
Having others call you names might roll right off you.
An abusive partner will tell you that no one else will love you because you are fat, ugly, stupid – pick a word.
Some partners may use the most disgusting references in order to crush your self esteem.
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