If you are worried that you might be in an emotionally abusive relationship then please read the following article about recognizing signs of an abusive relationship. Also, check out this free relationship health quiz. If you are in a physically violent relationship please call the national domestic violence hotline. The numbers are 1-800-799-7233 and 1-800-787-3224 (TTY) and their website is here. If you are looking to find out if your partner is being unfaithful please take a look at this article on the best ways to catch a cheater.
Here are 3 signs of an Abusive Relationship
- Your partner regularly insults you.
Subtle insults on a regular basis often show disrespect and a one-sided emotional disconnect. Emotional abuse is deliberately causing emotional or mental pain. Some examples of emotional abuse are constant criticism, intimidation, and manipulation. Sometimes with emotional abuse comes infidelity. Simply criticizing your partner’s actions is not emotional abuse, but if someone’s criticisms are designed to hurt your feelings deeply you may be in an abusive relationship.
- Your partner regularly makes you feel guilty.
Guilt can be distributed passively. When you feel guilty it is easy to justify your partner’s bad behavior. Unfortunately it is common for people to feel guilty even when they are not.
- Your partner does not appreciate who you really are.
Emotionally abusive partners often doubt the character of others. They make you believe that you are not good enough or that you should change. Additionally, abusive partners may accuse you of things you have never done. If you are constantly being insulted and criticized then you may be in an abusive relationship.
What is not considered an emotionally abusive relationship?
- Having opposing views and criticizing each other, but not getting too heated.
- Occasional outbursts happen, but they should not be happening on a daily basis.
- Being reasonably upset over something upsetting, but not letting it go too far.
If you believe you see the signs of an abusive relationship act now. Abusive relationships can become damaging and dangerous if they are not dealt with.