Emotional Abuse

Emotional Abuse

Emotional abuse is when someone is hurting another person’s feelings by saying mean things and name-calling. This is also called verbal abuse.

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Examples of emotional/verbal abuse are:

  • Cussing
  • Swearing and cursing at another
  • Verbal put-downs
  • Shaming and ridiculing
  • Saying things you know will hurt feelings
  • Calling someone fat, good for nothing, dumb, stupid or not worth having around.

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