Often blocking is done by unfairly insinuating that the person that s/he is trying to block is being unreasonable or is nagging.An example would be saying, “Get off my back,” in response to a reasonable discussion.
Verbal abuse is the use of language to hurt someone, whether it is with conscious or unconscious intent.
Beverly Engels defines emotional abuse “as any nonphysical behavior that is designed to control, intimidate, subjugate, demean, punish, or isolate another person through the use of degradation, humiliation, or fear.” The purpose or attitude behind emotional abuse can be conscious, subconscious or unconscious.
An Emotionally Abusive Relationship is a relationship where verbal abuse is frequent and/or there is a pattern of emotionally abusive behaviors.
Constant criticism is the pattern in this type of emotional abuse.
Accusing: to charge with an offense, wrongdoing, error, fault, or mistake.
When you are being abused emotionally, you are being treated as if you are the enemy.