Trafficking / Emotional Abuse

By Nancy Duarte Life Coach | Oct 09, 2022
They initially led the victim to believe they were in a romantic relationship. The perpetrator uses tales of love and affection, gifts and favors to convince the victim that the relationship is real. The perpetrator then slowly destroys the victim's self-esteem and independent thinking, causing them to feel dependent on their abuser for everything: food, shelter, money, and even friendship.