if he puts his kids/wife/anyone down negatively and make them very emotional about it. although it's not physically harming them, it's the same as abuse. and sometimes being emotionally abused is the worst. because it hurts really bad. i know because i've been there. but yeah..it's where he will tell his kids, wife, etc. that they are no good for nothing, and they aren't smart enough, and he will put them down so far to where they go into depression and wanting to kill themselves or harm themselves. and causes them to actually fear him or things like that..
if you want to read more about it i suggest this site http://funadvice.com/r/3kciionqcv is Emotional Abuse?
wow, that is an awesome site...i so understand & can cope with all that because my mother was the abuser...physically, emotionally, verbally...you name it i have been through it from her...sexually from some other person...but yeah I know very well about all sorts of abuse...
thank you Sara for the site i actually bookmarked it!
mine just doesn't pay attetion to me its like i'm not even here which i probably mite not be you can see it in his eyes that he wants me to live up to his stupid status
constantly putting you down, calling you a failure & making you feel like your worthless...the list goes on & on...but that is an emotionally abusive parent!
You're welcome =]
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Agreed. I have seen in with my Brother in-law and now my niece and nephew are screwed up adults.