‘I didn’t know emotional abuse was a thing’



Looking back Jennifer says it is “as clear as day” that she suffered emotional abuse in her relationship with her ex-boyfriend.

However, at the time, she did not realise how bad it was because it was “death by a thousand cuts”.

“It was not until afterwards, until I’d actually managed to get out of the relationship, that I recognised some of the behaviour,” she says.

“Looking back it was pretty damaging. You are left with a residue of particular behaviours that are not ok.”

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