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When someone is unrelentingly critical of you, always finds fault, can never be pleased, and blames you for everything that goes wrong, it is the insidious nature and cumulative effects of the abuse that do the damage. Over time, this type of abuse eats away at your self-confidence and sense of self-worth, undermining any good feelings you have about yourself and about your accomplishments.
Beverly Engel, The Emotionally Abusive Relationship: How to Stop Being Abused and How to Stop Abusing (via disabledbyculture)