October, the month for talking about domestic abuse, is upon us. Many people forget that abuse comes in several forms. Emotional abuse is one of them. It is easy to overlook emotional abuse because it is very subtle. The abuser of emotions starts out slow and easy. Most women mistake it for moodiness, or ‘a bad day.’ A man who loves you should be willing to display that love, in fact he should be compelled to do so. The abusive personality is aware that withholding affection can lead to control. And control is the goal. Most women are affectionate and in turn crave affection. Not receiving it can damage the psyche. Read the following link:


Emotional abuse is painful, and has very harmful long-term effects. It is not a false start. It is real and once detected, steps must be taken to get rid yourself of its power.

There is an abuser in my new novel “A False Start.” Read the first four chapters at