This is where emotional and mental abuse comes in. Emotional abuse is a form of mental violence. The goal of an emotional abuser is to undermine and control the victim through constant criticism, verbal insults, manipulation, fear, and humiliation. Emotional abuse has severe effects on your mental and physical health. You may develop mental illnesses like depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder. Physically, you may always feel drained, stressed, and weak.
It’s very understandable what staying at home for more than a few days can do to you. Everything starts getting boring after a while, your thoughts start caging you in, you might feel irritated and restless especially if you’re working from home during this quarantine.