Anonymous asked: What are the signs of emotional abuse?

the-goddamazon:

mental-health-advice:

Abusive Expectations - Makes impossible demands, requires constant attention, and constantly criticizes.

Aggressing - Name calling, accusing, blames, threatens or gives orders, and often disguised as a judgmental “I know best” or “helping” attitude.

Constant Chaos - Deliberately starts arguments with you or others. May treat you well in front of others, but changes when you’re alone.

Rejecting - Refusing to acknowledge a person’s value, worth or presence. Communicating that he or she is useless or inferior or devaluing his or her thoughts and feelings.

Denying - Denies personal needs (especially when need is greatest) with the intent of causing hurt or as punishment. Uses silent treatment as punishment. Denies certain events happened or things that were said. Denies your perceptions, memory and sanity by disallowing any viewpoints other than their own which causes self-doubt, confusion, and loss of self-esteem.

Degrading - Any behavior that diminishes the identity, worth or dignity of the person such as: name-calling, mocking, teasing, insulting, ridiculing,

Emotional Blackmail - Uses guilt, compassion, or fear to get what he or she wants.

Terrorizing - Inducing intense fear or terror in a person, by threats or coercion.

Invalidation - Attempts to distort your perception of the world by refusing to acknowledge your personal reality. Says that your emotions and perceptions aren’t real and shouldn’t be trusted.

Isolating - Reducing or restricting freedom and normal contact with others.

Corrupting - Convincing a person to accept and engage in illegal activities.

Exploiting - Using a person for advantage or profit.

Minimizing - A less extreme form of denial that trivializes something you’ve expressed as unimportant or inconsequential.

Unpredictable Responses - Gets angry and upset in a situation that would normally not warrant a response. You walk around on eggshells to avoid any unnecessary drama over innocent comments you make. Drastic mood swings and outbursts.

Gaslighting -A form of psychological abuse involving the manipulation of situations or events that cause a person to be confused or to doubt his perceptions and memories. Gaslighting causes victims to constantly second-guess themselves and wonder if they’re losing their minds.

Love, Salem

The last one is a killer and very important.

This sums up the years I spent living with my biological mother to a tee.

dangerouspoetry:

"While I agree with your point, Josephine, capitalism is an unjust ideal and it won’t work anymore"


Me at every social gathering, making folks uncomfortable.

dangerouspoetry:

"While I agree with your point, Josephine, capitalism is an unjust ideal and it won’t work anymore"

Me at every social gathering, making folks uncomfortable.

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nickdrake:

Skinheads and Punks on the London Underground,

An American Werewolf in London.

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How to Make Great Green Smoothies

no-more-ramen:

These are my go-to breakfast. This recipe is a solid meal at 500-600 calories, with lots of protein, some fat and healthy carbohydrates, and GREENS! I find it really hard to get enough greens into me, and smoothies help a lot.

Basic recipe:

  • 1 cup liquid protein (pasteurized egg white, plain…
saveurmag:

Rosemary-Maple Roast Chicken
Cookbook author Leah Koenig bastes roast chicken with a mix of maple syrup, balsamic vinegar, and fresh rosemary for a flavorful take on a classic.
Photo credit: Laura Sant
See the recipe »

saveurmag:

Rosemary-Maple Roast Chicken

Cookbook author Leah Koenig bastes roast chicken with a mix of maple syrup, balsamic vinegar, and fresh rosemary for a flavorful take on a classic.

Photo credit: Laura Sant

See the recipe »

This gif. Exactly this gif.

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2damnfeisty:

rozhanitsa:

2damnfeisty:

Nobody gives the black girl mob credit for being smart as fuck. They clown but at the end of the day they are really intelligent.

And it’s not subtle at all.
Taystee is a math prodigy in addition to being well-read, Poussey is multilingual, Cindy just knows shit, Suzanne studies Shakespeare, Watson was a good student in addition to being a track star, Vee is basically an evil genius. Piper often learns the most from them; they taught her how to fight and helped translate Pennsatucky’s biblical threat.
The show flat out acknowledges the (academic) intelligence of the black inmates time and time again, but the audience collectively ignores it.

ALL OF THIS

Yesyesyesyesyesyes

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likeafieldmouse:

Hervé Guibert (1955-1991) - The Mausoleum of Lovers

humansofnewyork:

"He wants to go home."

humansofnewyork:

"He wants to go home."

babycuts:

<3 cute <3

babycuts:

<3 cute <3

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ihatenicolascage:

sneakymonster:

you are the dancing queen, young and sweet only seventeen.


OMFG

Gpoy

ihatenicolascage:

sneakymonster:

you are the dancing queen, young and sweet only seventeen.

OMFG

Gpoy

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