Males as Victims of Emotional Abuse

Woman beating man with stickOver at HealthyPlace.com, Natasha Tracy has a great post on how males are victims too and often overlooked due to the social stigma associated with it. In fact, she points out that some males may not even realize they are victims. Something I really like about the articles at Healthyplace.com is that most list the reference materials used as a basis for the posts.

Emotional abuse of men is common but most men won’t admit to being a victim of emotional abuse, especially those in the military or law enforcement. If you’re a male victim of emotional abuse, learn what to do. Emotional abuse of men is the same as emotional abuse of women: it is acts, including verbal assault, that make a person feel less self-worth or dignity. Emotional abuse of men makes them feel like less of a person.

Male victims of emotional abuse may experience partners that:

  • Yell and scream
  • Threaten them and try to induce fear
  • Insult and demean them; tell them they are not worth the trouble
  • Socially isolate them, distancing them from family and friends
  • Lie or withhold information
  • Treat them like a child or servant
  • Commit adultery and keep or wear trophies, such as shirts, hats, or jewelry

Visit the HealthyPlace.com site and check out all of their excellent information on a variety of mental health issues.

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