Emotional and psychological abuse is sometimes not as obvious as physical abuse. This type of abuse can have an enormous impact on your self-esteem and self-worth. It can leave you feeling anxious, worthless and even depressed, and it is equally as harmful as physical abuse. While the person using abuse might never have physically hurt you or your children, emotional and psychological abuse is no less serious than physical violence and abuse. No matter how normal it may seem, emotional and psychological abuse is not acceptable, and no one deserves to experience this abuse. The following two-minute quiz may help you identify whether you might be in an emotionally or psychologically abusive relationship. Please note the quiz is provided as a guide only and should not replace seeking professional advice.
Whilst the references in the questions are to a “partner”, you can substitute “partner” for the relevant relationship.
If you answered AGREE to any of these questions, you might be in an emotionally or physically abusive relationship. It can be scary, confronting and hard to admit to find out that you might be experiencing abuse because it is not always physical. Being in a rural area, you might feel more alone than ever, but you are not. DVassist knows that reaching out for help can be hard, but we are here to help you, and there is help and support available to you.
We do our best to connect you with help in your local town through our online service directory. If you cannot find help locally, or want to remain anonymous, we also have a comprehensive list of state and national domestic and family violence services providers you can contact.
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