Psychological Abuse within an intimate, committed relationship was first made a crime in France in 2010, then the UK in 2015 and now Ireland May 2018, punishable by up to five years in prison under new legislation.
This blog grew out my personal experience of emotional abuse. I set it up to educate the public regarding the nature of psychological abuse and provide information on personality traits of narcissists, psychopaths and sociopaths and the cost to individuals and society. Other than my story the posts share professional and expert knowledge to help victims of mental abuse, understand their trauma, rebuild self-belief and self-esteem. I know from my situation not many people around me knew or understood the impact or reality of emotional abuse. So a further perspective of the blog is to inform and help families and friends to understand the complexities of such a relationship, the trauma victims suffer from the abuse and provide an insight to better help and support the victim.
“[They] count on our shame to keep their secrets. They know that exposing them means exposing our own failings. That’s what makes them so powerful. They manipulate us into these situations then sit back and watch us squirm between protecting ourselves or blowing the whistle.” Most victims keep their abusers’ secrets. Telling another human being about what happened to you is a powerful healing force that can dispel the shame of being a victim. Remember, the action belongs to the perpetrator and so does the shame. ” Neil Gaiman
You can read a synopsis of my story from this link ‘It’s a Rap‘.
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**Please note I am not a psychological professional. The Post’s content is to inform, not replace, medical or psychiatric treatment. If you suffered or are suffering psychological abuse and not coping; suffering severe anxiety; not sleeping; fearful; unsettled; please seek professional care. If you don’t know where to go or what to do, google and contact your local Women’s Aid Agency.
Women’s Aid Ireland: https://www.womensaid.ie/
Safe Ireland: http://www.safeireland.ie/
Women’s Aid UK: https://www.womensaid.org.uk/
Europe Domestic Violence Support: http://www.hotpeachpages.net/europe/index.html
If you live in another locality please google Women’s Aid in your area.
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I am writing a book on emotional abuse as a psychological thriller based on my story which was extremely intense and destructive.