Emotional abuse is just as damaging as physical abuse. The only difference between the two is with physical abuse you are wearing on the outside for the world to see and the other is felt deep inside. Others cannot see the bruises on your heart.
This can be for a man/husband married to a narcissistic woman. They DO exist Recovery from Emotionally Abusive Relationships Education about Narcissists, Sociopaths, and other Toxic People. Don't be a victim, don't just survive, Thrive
Breaking Your Addiction to the Narcissist – The Betty Ford Approach
Confirmation that I have made the right decision in deliberately detaching myself from toxic persons (although it's true that family members did not CHOOSE me, and neither did the church group I attempted to fit in with)