Stone Hearts uncovers the unhealthy dynamics in an abusive relationship including power and control, degradation, anger, and isolation. It not only presents the emotional manipulation of the abusers, but also the abused who are taken over by depression, withdrawal, anxiety, and self depreciation. Emotional abuse does not have a single definition making it difficult to detect, assess and substantiate. Even worse, it is often denied and justified. For the victim it is a matter of survival.