Mental Abuse information –
Both men and women in relationships, families and social circumstances can inflict mental abuse.
Stereotyped beliefs, myths and behaviour about roles for women and men in families, relationships and social environments, and about what true love is, are often at the root of mental abusive behaviour. Women in our culture are often socialised to be accommodating, to believe that it is their job to care for others at their own expense and to please men.
Men are often socialised to believe that it is their job to protect women, to be in control at all times and to “call the shots.” However often it is the reversal of these roles, which can also cause mental abuse to be present for male survivors.