There are many forms of abuse but in some cases people don’t seem to understand that you don’t need to be abused physically in order to be involved in domestic abuse. Many women never get harmed by their partners in a way that involves any sort of physical violence but they are constantly tormented by emotionally abusive relationships. In this emotional abuse article we are going to give you twelve signs that you might be involved in one of those relationships. Author and life coach Robert Moment shares the 12 Warnings Signs of an Emotional Abusive Relationship.
Here are 12 Warning Signs of Emotional Abuse in relationships.
1-Do you feel bad about yourself and don’t know why?
Some partners can be abusive in very subtle ways and this can go unnoticed for a long time. They undermine what you do and always tell you that you could do better.
2-Do you constantly feel like you always have to agree to avoid confrontation?
If you always feel like you rather agree with things that you don’t truly believe are true or right, but you do it to avoid having to get into arguments every single time you disagree with something, you might consider that a red flag.
3-Do you find yourself being misunderstood most of the time?
If you ever say anything to your partner and he usually find a way to twist it into something that makes you sound like you are a bad person or you are hurting his feelings, this is a very clear sign of emotional abuse.
4-Is your partner in complete control of the finances at home?
If you have no income to contribute to the house and your partner is always telling you not to spend any money, you are also being emotionally abused and this is even worse if he tells you that you should never work.
5-Does he tell you that you need to lose weight for the wrong reasons?
The wrong reasons would be anything like saying you are no longer attractive to him or calling you names that make you feel very hurt and sad. Even if a man has the right to ask you to look your best just like you could ask him the same thing, this is not an excuse to ever make you feel bad if you have weight issues.
6-Have you started to feel like all the band things in your relationship are your fault?
If you think that everything that is wrong with your relationship is your fault alone, then you are probably being emotionally abused. In very extreme cases there is a person who is to blame for almost everything that goes wrong in a relationship, but if your common sense and other people tell you that you are a decent person, you should stop thinking this way and realize that you don’t deserve to feel that way.
7-Does he ever say that he deserves better?
If you have ever heard your partner say this to you then you are definitely a victim of emotional abuse. When people say this to you they have no respect for you and they do not value anything about you. This is very abusive behavior.
8-Does he blame all his problems on you?
He is definitely emotionally abusive if he always tells you that the root of all his problems is you and that he would have an easier time if he didn’t have to deal with your complains.
9-Has he ever compared you to any former partner?
If he ever tells you that you aren’t as good as their last partner, you need to stand your ground and put him in his place. No one should ever be compared to their partners past relationships in a way that makes them feel inferior.
10-Does he tell you that you can’t survive on your own?
You are also being emotionally abused if he always tells you that you wouldn’t be able to survive on your own without him.
11-Does he want your attention focused on him all the time?
If you find that he needs you to constantly please him in any way he desires and you can’t do anything without him, he is being extremely abusive of your emotions too.
12-Does he act like your emotional pain is not important?
If you are sad and depressed and he tells you to grow up and be strong, you are always going to feel alone in your relationship.
When you find yourself involved in an emotionally abusive relationship you become very depressed and everything seems hopeless. When you are aware of the signs that you are a victim of abuse, you can have a lot more control and take immediate action to stop this from continuing to happen.
Robert Moment is a life coach, speaker and author of several life-transforming books, Domestic Abuse and Domestic Violence Help for Abused Women and Domestic Violence Survivors, Verbal Abuse: How Women Can Successfully Recognize, Respond to and Overcome Verbally Abusive Relationships and Abusive People, and How Do You Find Happiness . Robert specializes in maximizing human potential for happiness , purpose and success. Visit http://www.DomesticAbuseandDomesticViolence.com and sign-up for the FREE Life-Transforming e-courses on Overcoming Domestic Abuse and Verbal Abuse