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Question Is this emotional abuse - April 20th 2010, 09:11 PM

I am not sure if this is abuse and belongs in this forum or not.

I think our abuse is emotional.

My dad uses the silent treatment as punishment and a way to get what he wants.
He never yells, or gets angry with us or never ever smacked me.
He justs stops talking to me.
Sometimes for days or weeks or even longer, and because he doesn't talk, it ends up he takes away privlages, like being with him or going places with him, or him doing things for us, doing things together as a family.
Any sort of show of emotion or physical contact doesn't exist

It's like even we still live in the house but invisible.
I've talked to my mom about it, he punishes her the same way as he punishes me, but she basically says, we deserve what we get. I think she is emotionally abused and he does the same with me.

He uses it so well, he's got us tied around his fingers, it's like I feel I'm his puppet.

The other abuses listed here are more clear, but understanding if what he does falls into the emotional abuse category is not as clear.

Is what he does emotional abuse?
   
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Re: Is this emotional abuse - April 20th 2010, 09:51 PM

I don't really know if it is emotional abuse, but I think you should talk to him, if possible. Be polite and respectful, but just tell him what you feel and hopefully he will understand. By cutting off communication, I feel he is being VERY immature and not setting a good example for a family to follow.
   
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Re: Is this emotional abuse - April 20th 2010, 09:54 PM

I think that can be called neglect, That is what I was told anyway. My mother enjoyed playing that game as well.

Try talking to him about it, maybe he doesn't realize it really hurts you when he does that.


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Re: Is this emotional abuse - April 23rd 2010, 02:23 AM

i have tried more than once and it didnt do any good in fact it even made it worse.
   
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Re: Is this emotional abuse - April 24th 2010, 03:08 PM

Maybe your mom is the person you should lean on in this situation - after all, you have this in common. Talk to her when your father isn't around, maybe go out and do something together and discuss ways that you can make your father realize that what he is doing is hurtful and wrong.
   
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Re: Is this emotional abuse - April 27th 2010, 09:57 AM

i think every1 has said pritty much everythin above but rememebr we are all here in chat if u need to vent or just chat maybwork out what u are going to say to ur mm and dad.
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