Emotional Abuse

Domestic abuse is unfortunately very common in America. Whether the domestic abuse is physical violence, sexual assault, or emotional abuse, they take their toll on people and families. Families can only survive when there is trust between all the members, and in emotional abuse cases, that trust does not exist.

Perpetrators of emotional abuse usually use certain tactics to run down their family member or spouse and make them feel badly about themselves:

Seclusion

Most abusers choose to first isolate their victim so that they have no one to turn to. With no friends and little input from other people, the victim’s view of the world and themselves can be greatly skewed. They many lose confidence in their ability to think objectively about their situation and feel that they are making everything up.

Degradation

Degrading their victim only gives the abuser more power over that person. Taking away someone’s self confidence and self respect can put them in a vulnerable position and allow them to be easily manipulated.

Coercion

It is common for abusers to threaten and intimidate their victims so test their power over them. They will also blame the person for any mistakes that are made, making them feel extremely guilty and worn.

Talk to a San Diego Domestic Abuse Attorney

If you or a loved one is involved in a domestic abuse case and need legal help or advice, contact a San Diego domestic abuse lawyer of Fischer & Van Thiel, LLP. Speak to us at 760-722-7646.

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