Family emotions abuse

How to Recognize When Your Family Is Emotionally Abusive About Your Health

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If you feel like your family downplays the severity of your symptoms, blames your behavior on your health condition but attributes theirs to their mood, criticizes the way you cope with your condition, or overplays your symptoms to fit a “helplessness” narrative, you may be experiencing emotional abuse.

Facing emotional abuse can be common if you live with a health condition, but if your family uses your health to emotionally abuse you, their behavior isn’t your fault.

Emotional abuse may not be as widely talked about as physical abuse, but that doesn’t negate how serious and traumatic it can be, especially for people who struggle with their physical or mental health.

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