ABUSE AWARENESS– Psychological Abuse
Psychological abuse and emotional abuse are used interchangeably. What I have found as I have researched the difference is that psychological abuse varies by the degree of abuse that causes psychological harm. If a victim gets out of an abusive situation early, the degree of psychological trauma may be less than one who spends a long time or a lifetime in that situation, depending on what has occurred to the victim. Some of these psychological traumas include chronic depression, anxiety disorders, or even PTSD. Psychological abuse is associated with situations of power imbalance and even situations where the abuser causes fear of the outside world in their victims. When the psychological development of a victim is altered, I feel that it leans more towards being called psychological abuse.
So again, psychological abuse and emotional abuse are in most cases the same thing. I feel that the degree of the abuse and the degree of trauma more or less constitutes if it should be called emotional or psychological abuse. Now as a former victim, who has suffered from PTSD from the abuses, I can tell you that whatever it’s called, it still hurts…
Prayer: Dear Lord, expose the abuses done in secret. Bring all that is done in darkness into the Light. Protect Your children from the abuses of this world and bring healing and restoration to all. Deliver and set us free from these abuses and raise us up to speak out about these abuses. Break the cycle of abuse so it will no longer continue into our future generations… in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
by Secret Angel of Secret Angel Ministry and The Abuse Expose’ with Secret Angel
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