maybe he doesnt hit u. he just comes home angry at the world& broke& starts putting u down for being a useless parasite whos why hes broke.
— Planet Thickness (@bad_dominicana) May 1, 2016
“Abuse is often seen as very cut and dry, and only physical,” Kelly told Trending. “For several years now on social media, on a daily basis I talk about many different forms of abuse and what they look like.”
The hashtag reminds us that there are multiple forms of abuse and specifically, emotional abuse is the most disguised and overlooked.
“Emotionally abusive people are very concerned with their public image,” counsellor Amanda Perl added. “They are often extremely charming to the outside world in order to undermine any case you might have to discredit them or bring a spotlight on their behaviour.”
#MaybeHeDoesntHitYou but he won't let you go home or see your friends very often or at all.
— Akilah Hughes (@AkilahObviously) May 9, 2016
#MaybeHeDoesntHitYou but he's conditioned you into thinking you're supposed to ask him before you hang out with other male friends
— jih like lolita (@nangatse) May 9, 2016
#MaybeHeDoesntHitYou but he makes sure you believe that you're too broken/damaged to ever be wanted by anyone else
— Just Juanita (@Just_Juanita) May 9, 2016
#maybehedoesnthityou but he constantly criticizes your clothes, your makeup, your body, instructs you to work out and be more 'feminine.'
— Laurie Penny (@PennyRed) May 11, 2016
#MaybeHeDoesntHitYou but he makes you constantly "check-in" with him,'is always calling, texting or messaging under the guise of concern
— Diet Bell Hooks (@afrotastic_lex) May 2, 2016
#MaybeHeDoesntHitYou but when you're mad at him, he'll still find a way to twist the blame around to you.
— antonio (@antoniodelotero) May 9, 2016
What are some key signs, in your opinion that someone is an emotional abuser?