Much research points to the fact that abusers in our society were themselves abused as children. Unfortunately, abuse of all kinds is a vicious cycle that keeps going round and round, from generation to generation. Those who were emotionally abused in the past may find themselves acting out the abuse they suffered on those around them. Children have always been a convenient target for that abuse, and it can have a devastating effect on all personal relationships. That is why it is so vital if you have been emotionally abused that you acknowledge the fact of that abuse, no matter how painful the realization, and actively learn how to overcome its effects.
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