The symptoms of emotional abuse are usually boldly written on a scarlet flag that cannot be hidden, just as they are in intellectual abuse and social abuse. But they are usually neglected because their impacts are not usually felt on the skin but on the mind.
Nevertheless, emotional abuse exists, and its impact could demoralize anyone and affect their perception of their self-worth, more reason people should be aware of the indications of this kind of abuse. Often times, people who have been through emotional abuse don’t realize it until they have mental or psychological challenges.
The basic signs of emotional abuse are: neglect or abandonment, monitoring, controlling, restricting, cursing, insulting and shifting blame on the other person in order to stir guilt in them and make them wallow in self-pity so as to have them easily manipulated. A marital relationship that shows these symptoms should be prayerfully avoided.