The Bible does not use the words emotional abuse, but there are plenty of characteristics of emotional abuse addressed in Scripture.
Emotional abuse can take many forms, including verbal assaults, threats, and insults; and non-verbal rejection, neglect, and isolation—when these behaviors are recurring, they become a pattern of emotional abuse.
The most common victim of emotional abuse is a spouse, a child, or a friend who loves the abuser and is unwilling to walk away from the situation.
Any relationship plagued by emotional abuse will eventually have to choose one of three paths:
1- The abuser admits fault, sees his behavior as harmful, and receives the help needed and changes.
2- The abused person walks away, at least temporarily.
3- The abuse is allowed to continue indefinitely, which harms both parties long term.