Emotional abuse. What is it? If you arrived at this website, maybe you are looking for an answer.
I can only imagine what you feel, because I am only a book reviewer and not a psychiatrist, nor a psychologist. However, emotional abuse is an insane behaviour aimed to destroy a person psychologically. Those who act an abusive behaviour can be anyone: a partner, a parent, an employer, a teacher. The consequences of an abusive behaviour can destroy not only self-esteem but also the entire life of the victims, who, many often, believe mistakenly, to be unable to get rid of their abuser. This belief is usually the main consequence of emotional abuse.
Taking advantage of the psychological weakness of victims, an emotional abuser leads them to think that there is no way out of an abusive relationship. Cold and cruel words such as “you are stupid”, “your life is pointless”, “you are a failed person”, “you will never get nothing” are said just by emotional abusers . In reality, in life and also in abusive relationships, there always is a way out. You are only need to know how to get rid of your emotional abuser, how defend yourself and rebuild a new life. To deal with emotional abuse, many books have been written by psychiatrists, psychologists and former victims of emotional abusers.
I think that to learn more about emotional abuse and above all to overcome this bad and unpleasant experience, you should read these books. Sure, it is easier to search blog posts about this topic, but no other thing can give you the mindfulness to really understand what you are enduring in your abused life. When I have had troubles, in my life, I always bought good books about the topic I was interested in. The same decision to buy the book where I can find answers to my problems had the good effects to give me the inner strength to go forward and face my enemies.
To know more about emotional abuse and learn to defeat your abuser, you can read inspirational books, memoirs and novels, also, focused on this topic. For this reason, I listed here only the best books about emotional abuse which can be helpful to you.
To overcome emotional abuse in marriage, a very interesting book is Emotional Abuse Silent Killer of Marriage – A Recovering Abuser Speaks Out.
This book has been written by a former abuser and can provide you with new insights to stop your abusive partner.
Another unmissable book is 30 Covert Emotional Manipulation Tactics: How Manipulators Take Control in Personal Relationships.
Released a couple of years ago, the book reveals the wicked tactics that abusers put into action to take the emotional control over their victims. Usually, you can defend yourself only if you know the tactics of your enemy.
If you have had a bad relationship with an unbalanced or drug addicted people, you can learn about emotional abuse through this book: Psychopath Free (Expanded Edition): Recovering from Emotionally Abusive Relationships With Narcissists, Sociopaths, and Other Toxic People.
Another useful book which is suitable for women who became victims of abusive men is Why Does He Do That?: Inside the Minds of Angry and Controlling Men
If you prefer reading a paper book, I suggest that you read this book: The Emotionally Abused Woman: Overcoming Destructive Patterns and Reclaiming Yourself (Fawcett Book)
Sometimes, an emotional abuser can also be an employer. In this case, the relationship is at a professional level, but the emotional damage is always severe.
To recover from this kind of abuse, I suggest that you read Unexpected America.
That is a memoir by an African author who moved in the US to seek for a better life and a better job and who endured physical and emotional abuse. I recommended this book I read personally some months ago to write a press release for my Italian audience.
Even children can endure emotional abuse, especially when their parents divorce. If this is your case, you must absolutely read this book: Adult Children of Parental Alienation Syndrome: Breaking the Ties That Bind (Norton Professional Book)
Another book to get a complete overview about emotional abuse is titled:
Emotional Blackmail: When the People in Your Life Use Fear, Obligation, and Guilt to Manipulate You.
An interesting article on The Daily Mail also published a list of poignant novels about emotional abuse.
The latter is The New York Times bestseller by Paula Hawkins who took care to create a mystery plot based on a compelling story of emotional abuse.
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