Who is “vulnerable” and define “victim” of Emotional Abuse?
Who is “vulnerable” and define “victim” of Emotional Elder Abuse?
Who is “vulnerable” and define “victim” of a homicide or a robbery?
The answer to all of these questions should and would be:
Anyone can be.
“It is not necessarily that anyone is more likely to be victimized than another. It is a matter of not knowing that someone is committing a crime against us until it is too late to do much of anything to protect oneself, as in the worst case scenario of Emotional Elder Abuse.
Perpetrators of Emotional Abuse go about in their daily life with initially no real intention of staying concealed but eventually they realize the value in it and then are able to know how to do it so well that when they do show themselves, they do it in a way that leaves us questioning what we have witnessed or felt or leaving us with doubts about what we suspect. Furthermore, they have an incredibly high level of patience that gives them the ability to remain “concealed” or persevere for years if necessary until they get want they eventually want or need, as long as their daily needs are met. They may not even decide to “engage” in anything abusive until one day they realize they don’t have, for example, any money put aside for their old age and they get scared. They are now perhaps in their mid-life years and only now do they decide they have to get a plan together before it is really too late. It is at this point, that the people that have known them for 40 years or more have no idea that they have now become potential victims.”
(An excerpt from my book from page 63)
Emotional Abuse isn’t readily reported, and because it is hard to prove, is essentially a silent epidemic that many learn to endure. My book “The Detrimental Effects of Emotional Abuse” exposes the perpetrator of Emotional Abuse for who they are. In order to understand how anyone can easily become a victim of spousal abuse or elder abuse, one must first understand what Emotional Abuse is.