Domestic abuse and violence against women are rightfully condemned, loudly and publicly, as utterly criminal and wrong under any circumstances. However abuse doesn’t stop there. There are countless forms of less obvious, insidious abuse that affects people of both genders, non-physical abuse that most of us are kinda expected to just put up with. Especially men.


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The hashtag #maybeshedoesnthityou is trending on Twitter, and it’s a real eye-opener. Men are sharing their personal stories of manipulation and emotional abuse, and it’s highlighting all kinds of problematic behavior. Perhaps instead of being told to just “suck it up and take it like a man,” guys will be able to express their emotions more honestly, and learn that being treated like crap is not ‘normal.’

Scroll down to check out some examples below, and let us know what you think in the comments.

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My O My 2 months ago

This makes me so sad. I'm sorry you have to experience this Jordan

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#2

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Tiari 2 months ago

My husband's girlfriend before me did that to him. She actually slit her wrists (in an undeadly way) just to prove her point. I had to pick up the pieces and worked really hard to assure him that it is okay for him to have an own opinion different to mine...

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#3

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Darryl Kerrigan 2 months ago

Being told to 'man up' is very hurtful, especially when you're just trying to communicate.

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#4

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Elaine Scott 2 months ago

This happened to my son. His girlfriend had him falsely arrested, came to my home and spinned me a story and when I stood by my son she kept my granddaughter away. When it got to court the judge asked questions that my sons lawyer hadn't asked and she admitted she lied. It absolutely broke my son. He's never been the same since. I hate her!

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#5

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DannyG 2 months ago

Isn't particular a gender thing, anyway experienced this and it melts your self esteem like global warming the ice. Once you reach the point where you believe your are entirely wrong, gonna have a bad time.

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#6

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Carlos Hernandez 2 months ago

happens to me a lot :/

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#7

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Erin Sheppard 2 months ago

Because you aren't helping pay the bills or to take care of her? If the first, find a new job, the second - find a new girlfriend.

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#8

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La Petite Morte 2 months ago

I've dealt with gaslighting from both (sic) genders, including a parent. I was told, in a rare moment of honesty, that if I could be made to doubt myself for one second, they then had complete control of the dialogue and me.

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#9

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Caitlyn McCracken 2 months ago

that's pathetic

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Maike 2 months ago

that just is blackmailing, i once had a friend doing that, in the end i had to end our friendship, after alerting their Family and making sure she is beeing surrounded by People that are actually trained in helping unstabel People, not me.

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