These are the abusive acts that are more overt and forceful, and often the intense acts that reinforce the regular use of other more subtle methods of abuse.
But if you place a frog in a pot of tepid water and start to boil the water very slowly, the frog would continue to stay in the pot of water until it boils to death.
[Read: 16 abusive relationship signs and traits of a devious lover] Emotional abuse is easy to overlook Reality and our interpretation of reality are completely different and subjective.
You would believe you’re being emotionally abused only if you convince yourself of that truth.
What do you do if you just don’t realize you’re being tricked and duped into abuse with sweet words of love?
What if your love for this person convinces you that you need to bend over backwards just to please them, even if that translates to emotional abuse?