Someone who’s mentally abused will
• Constantly apologize… because they’re used to being criticized excessively.
• Hide their feelings… because they’re used to being blamed for them/ having them discredited
• Breakdown during small disagreements… because it’ll trigger a flashback to a time when their abuser exploded out of nowhere.
• Need a lot of reassurance… because they’re used to being constantly told they’re “not enough”
Please be patient, they’re trying.
-The Depression Project