Women state that this is not true, and that the biggest problem they often face is getting others to take emotional abuse seriously.Some tactics of emotional abuse by an abuser are to: More women experience emotional abuse than physical violence.
When he met his future wife ten years ago, he was captivated by her beauty, but also by her wicked sense of humor and ability to intelligently cut others, mostly pop culture figures, down to size. She complained that he didn’t make enough money, and soon he felt like nothing he did was enough.
35% of all women who are or have been in married or common-law relationships have experienced emotional abuse .
In comparison, 29% of women have been physically assaulted by their male partners . The presence of emotional abuse is the largest risk factor and greatest predictor of physical violence, especially where a woman is called names to put her down or make her feel bad .
Good lucks "follies a deux" and the "Stockholm Syndrome" capture facets - two of a myriad - of this danse macabre. But the objective obstacles facing the battered spouse cannot be overstated.
The abuser treats his spouse as an object, an extension of himself, devoid of a separate existence and denuded of distinct needs.