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Emotional Violence: A Pattern of Terror & Manipulation

“Hello there! I’m here to provide you with a bit of information on what emotional violence is, its various facets, and the Indian laws relevant to this abuse. What you, as a survivor, are experiencing, post confronting a traumatic experience is normal. What you, as a bystander, are going through while supporting a survivor is absolutely okay and typical too!  If you need additional resources or just someone to talk to, feel free to reach out to Imaara Foundation."

Written By: Pranati Palanivel

What is emotional violence?

Emotional violence involves a pattern of behavior in which the abuser insults, manipulates and frightens an individual in order to control them. Emotional violence can feel as painful and damaging as physical violence and can cause harm to your mental health but it is one of the hardest forms of abuse to recognize as it can be subtle and gradual (Pietrangelo, 2022) (ReachOut Australia, n.d.).

What does emotional violence involve?

What are some typical signs a person exhibits when they are being emotionally abused?

Who is disproportionately affected by emotional violence?

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