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guiseofgentlewords:

my father told me once to never date anyone who talks smoothly around you from the start because if someone likes you they should be a little nervous and honestly i think that’s some of the best advice anyone has ever given me


Anonymous said: What is emotional abuse?

Emotional abuse lowers the self esteem of an individual as well as self worth, self concept; increases anxiety, fear, depression, and thoughts of helplessness. Emotional abuse normally is done verbally; put-downs, sarcasm, swear words, nastiness. It is possible to take form non-verbally too, such as neglect. It depletes and affects self image and self confidence. Emotional abusers can be parents, spouses, beaus, lovers, siblings, family members, classmates, coaches, even yourself. Emotional abuse is more common among those with less power in society (children and women, unfortunately). Most emotional abuse cases are associated and preceded by physical abuse such as child maltreatment and domestic violence.

If you (or a loved one) feels you are a victim/survivor of emotional or any type of abuse, please seek help from a trusted individual, counselor, or hotline.
DV: 1 (800) 799-7233 or 1 (800) 787-3224
If you are in immediate danger, call 911.


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