The person abusing you could be your parent, carer, brother, sister, other family member, friend, boyfriend, girlfriend or another adult or young person. They may not realise they are doing it, or they may be doing it to hurt you. You may love the person who is upsetting you, but it is never ok and it needs to stop.
You may also have other types of abuse happen to you alongside emotional abuse, such as:
- physical abuse – when someone hurts you on purpose, such as hitting, slapping, kicking
- relationship abuse – when your girlfriend or boyfriend puts you down or makes you feel bad
- neglect – you may feel ‘they don’t care about me’ – your parents/carers may not be looking after you properly and not keeping you safe