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Domestic Violence Is Not Just Physical Abuse, It’s Narcissistic Abuse Too

December 6, 2015

Abuse is abuse is abuse.

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October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. When most people hear the words domestic violence they automatically assume it involves some type of physical abuse. But domestic violence may manifest in many forms. Even the United States Department of Justice includes emotional and psychological abuse as a form of domestic violence. One doesn’t necessarily need to have bruises or broken bones to be a victim of domestic violence. Many victims of domestic violence suffer invisible wounds caused by emotional and psychological abuse that can be just as damaging as physical abuse.

All abusers aren’t narcissists, but all malignant narcissists inflict severe emotional, psychological and sometimes even physical abuse upon their victims. Usually it’s directed toward the people closest to them such as their partners, children or family members. Although the damage isn’t visible to the naked eye, the effects are profoundly devastating and often take years to recover from. Many victims of…

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