4 Detrimental Effects of Coercive Control
This post originally appeared on Psychology Today.
Coercive control, also called psychological abuse, is elusive, destructive, and often overlooked. Whether you’re concerned about your intimate relationship or helping someone you suspect is abused, it’s important to know the signs of coercive control.
During their lifetime, 4 in 10 women and 4 in 10 men endure at least one type of coercive control by an intimate partner.
Psychological aggression includes threatening and angry gestures, degrading remarks, insults, humiliation, and coercive control.
Psychological abuse is far more detrimental than physical abuse because it’s hard to recognize and often doesn’t get identified.