It's not just name-calling and derogatory put-downs that classify as emotional abuse. As this Buzzfeed video shows, it can be more subtle and often go unnoticed. Emotional abuse can be especially difficult to recognize in same-sex relationships. As one question from the video points out, "She's a woman—so she's excused from treating other women like sh*t?" It's long (about 15 minutes), so if you don't have time to watch the whole thing, focus on this key takeaway: If you feel disrespected, mistreated, or manipulated by your partner in any way, or if someone you trust expresses concern about your relationship—don't ignore it.
This Troubling Video Shows the Kind of Emotional Abuse Most of Us Don't Notice