How they make you feel
Emotional abuse is when someone says or does things that hurt your feelings, make you feel bad about yourself, or make you doubt your worth as a person. It can be hard to recognise because it doesn’t leave physical marks like hitting or pushing, but it is just as harmful.
If someone is always telling you that you’re stupid or that you’re not good enough or is demanding to know where you are all the time – that is emotional abuse. It can make you feel sad, scared, or like you can’t do anything right.