Child abuse remains a major concern with millions of children becoming victims of physical, sexual, and emotional abuse.
All forms of abuse are harmful to a child’s potential, but physical abuse and neglect often require intervention from local authorities.
Unfortunately, emotional abuse is typically harder to detect.
According to most clinicians and researchers, emotional abuse is an ongoing form of abuse based on power and control.
It also tends to include one or more of the following characteristics:
Emotional abuse may even continue from childhood to adulthood.
Over time, the abuse takes its toll on your well-being and relationships.
Adults that were abused as children face higher risk factors for potentially harmful behavior such as alcohol or substance abuse.
With the right approach, you can find ways to deal with the trauma and focus on your happiness without repeating the actions of your parents.