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Tuesday, August 20, 2013
Ever been emotionally/mentally abused? Read this.
What about abuse? You may not think that you suffered any mental or emotional abuse unless it was blatantly obvious. It’s unimaginable until it’s put into context for you. Have you personally been told any of these before by an authority figure?
“You’re upset about that? Seriously?”
“How could you make that mistake?”
“Deal with it.”
“There’s nothing to be afraid of. Don’t be a baby.”
“What are you, stupid?”
Those are the statements of pervasive bullying. They’re also common phrases used on children by what society would consider to be “typical, healthy parents.” They’re also mild forms of mental and emotional abuse.
These statements (and others like them), spoken by authority figures on a regular basis, cause deep and lasting psychological damage. And these are light compared to what most people experience. If this was the extent of the hurt you suffered, you have a massive head start.