INDIRECT Abusers

HEAL & GROW for ACoAs

 

…. BUT HE’S SO NICE TO ME –
the rest of the time!

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RESOURCE:
Dr Irene’s great Verbal Abuse & Recovery site

See ACRONYM Page for abbrev.

 

COVERT ABUSE  (CA) – Emotional, Mental & Spiritual
• Emotional abuse is one of the most under-reported types in the US today. Blatant emotional cruelty may be noticed by others, & definitely felt by the  Victim (V) – even if they ignore or excuse it .
For ACoAs – it’s regular abuse in small doses, which the abuser uses so they will be easily overlooked, as they gets woven into the fabric of the relationship.
In China this is a form of torture – Lingchi –  called “Death by a thousand cuts“.

Typically the V. will say : “It’s not all bad, You don’t know him the way I do…

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