Overcoming Battered Lives Blog - Domestic Violence, Domestic Abuse and Emotional Abuse Stories
France's National Assembly (comparable to the U.S. House of Representatives) approved a measure last night that makes psychological violence a crime. The law applies to men and women.
The law, said Prime Minister Francois Fillon, "will allow people to take into account the most insidious situations, which don't leave a mark to the naked eye but can mutilate the victim's inner self."
Getting out of an emotionally abusive relationships or stopping this form of manipulation is never easy. Problems between partners is typical, but when your partner turns emotionally abusive, hogging power and control for the purpose of ego gratification, then it is a matter that you should not overlook or dismiss.