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Emotional abuse is the use of non-physical means to humiliate, coerce and manipulate another human being such that the person being targeted is subjugated by their abuser and left feeling inferior. Emotional abuse is oft... More »

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Verbal abuse is a nonphysical form of abuse that may involve insulting, criticizing and attempting to shame the victim, explains Day One. Verbal abuse often overlaps with emotional abuse, states Loveisrespect.org. Manipu... More »

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Mental abuse, otherwise known as psychological abuse, occurs when a person subjects or exposes another person to psychologically harmful behavior, according to USLegal. This type of abuse aims to control another person t... More »

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In sociology, a stigma is something that prevents a person from being accepted into normal society. According to Irving Goffman, there are three types of stigma: character, physical and group association. More »

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An emotional abuse checklist includes questions that try to show whether an abuser isolates his partner, monopolizes her attention, and humiliates or degrades her, notes HelpGuide.org. Questions such as “Is your partner ... More »

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PFA in legal orders stands for "protection from abuse" and requires an abuser to stay away from a victim of domestic violence, according to Laurel Legal Services in Pennsylvania. A PFA order is a civil document mandated ... More »

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