Humiliating Denial of the abuse and blaming of the victim Emotional abuse, like other types of abuse, tends to take the form of a cycle. The abuser then feels guilt, but not about what he or she has done, but more over the consequences of his actions. The abuser then makes up excuses for his own behavior to avoid taking responsibility over what has happened. The abuser then resumes "normal" behavior as if the abuse never happened and may, in fact, be extra charming, apologetic and giving — making the abused party believe that the abuser is sorry.
Why do Abuse Victims Stay?
Emotional Abusers by Natalie P. Most people have had it happen: We end up angry at ourselves for caving in, and resenting the other person for pressuring us. However there are other kinds of emotional manipulation - covert abusive and hurtful techniques that even the most stalwart Heartless Bitch can fall prey to, that undermine a person's self-confidence, and may even make you feel like you are going crazy. The thing is, while true Heartless Bitches would NEVER tolerate physical abuse, they can get blindsided by emotional abuse, and not even realize it's happening - especially if it is coming from someone they trust and love. Like physical abuse, emotional abuse becomes a vicious circle that chips away at your self-confidence, making it harder and harder to leave.
For abuse[ edit ] Victim playing by abusers is either: It is common for abusers to engage in victim playing. This serves two purposes:
Natasha Tracy Gaslighting is a form of emotional abuse where the abuser manipulates situations repeatedly to trick the victim into distrusting his or her own memory and perceptions. Gaslighting is an insidious form of abuse. It makes victims question the very instincts that they have counted on their whole lives, making them unsure of anything.