Welcome to Emotional Abuse Answers!

Support for adult survivors of childhood emotional abuse
© 2014 Rainbow Gryphon. All Rights Reserved.

Knowledge can release the potential for healing as the butterfly is released from its cocoon. © 2014 Rainbow Gryphon. All Rights Reserved.

Dear Emotional Abuse Survivor,

If you’re an adult survivor of childhood emotional abuse then you’ve come to the right place. This site focuses on the experience of emotional abuse from family members, especially parents, past and present. Unlike physical abuse and sexual abuse, emotional abuse doesn’t usually stop when you become an adult. It usually lasts as long as your abusers live.

The fact that you’re here shows something amazing. You’re willing to call what happened to you as a child and what’s happening to you now by an ugly word–abuse. Those who don’t, those who keep telling themselves they’re imagining it or are too sensitive or need to just get over it, don’t even make it to the first stage of healing. It’s that simple.

Please see a description below of the different sections of this website. Stay updated. Use the Contact page to tell me your story or ask questions. Follow EAA on Twitter and Facebook. Most importantly, don’t shove your emotional abuse aside as though it isn’t important. It’s serious. It’s damaging. But you can triumph over it. That’s what this site is about.

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Learn more about why I created this site and what I hope to accomplish, and learn more about me.

What Is Emotional Abuse?

Learn what emotional abuse really is and about other factors that can help you understand it better.

Emotional Abuse Behaviors

Learn about emotionally abusive behaviors, which can be obvious but are more often subtle.

Effects of Emotional Abuse

Learn about the serious effects of emotional abuse on your emotional, intellectual, and physical well-being.

Healing Emotional Abuse

Learn about ways you can start to heal from the destructive legacy of childhood emotional abuse.


Learn about books, websites, blogs, discussion forums, and audiovisual materials about emotional abuse.


The information on this site is not intended as professional advice–medical, legal, financial, or otherwise. I’m simply an emotional abuse survivor who has an interest in helping other adult survivors of childhood emotional abuse. Any actions you take based on information presented on this site are strictly your responsibility, and by using this site, you’re acknowledging that you agree with that. Please see my disclaimer page for more.

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