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-// What I remember most about emotional abuse is that itโ€™s like being put in a box. How you end up in there is the biggest trick โ€“ I never managed to work that one out. Maybe you think itโ€™s a treasure box at first: youโ€™re in there because youโ€™re special. Soon the box starts to shrink. Every time you touch the edges there is an โ€˜argument.โ€™ So you try to make yourself fit. You curl up, become smaller, quieter, remove the excessive, offensive parts of your personality โ€“ you begin to notice lots of these. You eliminate people and interests, change your behaviour. But still the box gets smaller. You think itโ€™s your fault. The terrible, unforgivable too-muchness of you is to blame. You donโ€™t realise that the box is shrinking, or who is making it smaller. You donโ€™t yet understand that you will never, ever be tiny enough to fit, or silent enough to avoid a row. #EmotionaAbuse

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