Do you know emotional abuse is the most common abuse?
Contrary to the popular belief which says sexual abuse is the most common abuse, in reality, it is emotional abuse that tops the list. One of the reasons why emotional abuse stays undetected/unidentified is because it happens on such minor levels in daily life that we often fail to notice/acknowledge it.
Another reason can be the lack of awareness. After all, you too didn’t know emotional abuse being the most common abuse until you read this entry, did you?
Another surprising term is – Family scapegoat syndrome. This syndrome occurs when the family/group of people (like in office, gatherings etc.) select one person and puts all the blame on him or her. The person bearing the weight of all the blames is the scapegoat. In the case of family unit, he or she is known as family scapegoat.
It does not matter how shocking these little truths of life are. What matters the most is that – first, what do you do with the knowledge? and second, are you going to help someone who is being emotionally abused or used as a family scapegoat?
Certain truths of life can be disheartening. They can be painful. And hence, equally powerful. Use them to empower yourself. No one, not even your loved ones, has the right to steal your light. And if they are doing it then you need to redefine Loved ones.
Any life lesson you Would like to share?