3 Signs Of Being Emotionally Blackmail

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Emotional blackmail is something that happens between a manipulative or abusive person and a victim. It is often described as threats and punishments that are meant to control another person's behavior, while not escalating to physical violence. This form of blackmail is as serious as physical abuse as it leaves its victim feeling lesser of themself, suffering from low self-esteem, in a haze of fear, obligation, guilt, and so many other emotional and psychological imbalance. Below are some signs you are being emotionally blackmailed: Threats to damage something the victim hold dear When being emotionally blackmailed, the abuser threatens to hurt anything the victim holds dear. This leaves the victim in a state of constant fear. This could be a physical object, or something more abstract like a close relationship or their reputation at work or school. The victim is meant to feel as if they have to comply with the blackmailer in order to avoid having something that they care about tampered with or destroyed. Hence,

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