Emotional abuse is also known as psychological abuse.
More specifically, it is a pattern of behavior that involves hurting one person deliberately. Further, this involves repeatedly subjecting someone else to actions that affect their mental well-being. Examples of these actions include intimidation, humiliation, rejection, isolation, and excessive control.
Emotional abuse is a non-physical form of abuse. However, this type of abuse can escalate, and victims may eventually experience physical violence from their abuser.
It’s important to note, too, that emotional abuse doesn’t just occur between romantic partners. Parents can also be emotionally abusive to their children. Or, a sibling could be emotionally abusive toward another sibling.