People who are victims of an abusive relationship do not only involve physical violence, it can cut you deep emotionally too. This is very hard to recognize and even some offenders do not realize that they were emotionally abusing their partners. The wounds are not visible.
Instead, it is in the form of doubting and loathing yourself and feeling worthless. In the long run, if you continue to stay in a relationship like this, it will have a major consequence longer than healing from physical pain. People should start to acknowledge that this case is fatal and can affect greatly on a person’s well-being.
If you think you are emotionally abused, read the list below and re-evaluate your relationship.
Being too possessive
Your partner may be sweet at first but people who are irrationally jealous even with little reasons are not healthy. This may cause him/her to get paranoid and demands you to tell everything and answer right away to their texts and call. They will make excuses just to justify themselves like they are just concerned for your safety. This will only make the victim lose connection with their friends or even family.
Getting mad if you don’t agree with them
People who are behaving erratically and would get irritated and hostile once you contradict their side will only make you feel scared to offend them. Once you are afraid, they are now controlling you.
Manipulating you by making you feel guilty
If they are constantly making you feel guilty, there is no doubt he is manipulating you. This includes exaggerating your flaws, mistakes, and shifting the blame on you. Eventually, you might start thinking that it is really your fault and will be scared to not upset them. Blackmailing also includes suicide or self-harm threats if you leave, making it more difficult for you to see the real reason for what went wrong.
Ridiculing the things you do
Criticism is not always good, especially if is too much particularly like your spending habits, lifestyle, appearance or even the food you choose to eat. And if confronting your partner did not change the way they behave, then the problem is them.
Remember being in an emotionally abusive relationship can drag you way down. It is better to recognize the signs and start to take action before it gets worse. The first step in dealing an emotional abuse is spotting the signs. You don’t need to escape the relationship right away. If you still want to keep the relationship, it is not impossible to save the abuser. But before dealing with others, you need to deal with yourself first and have the confidence to not lose yourself to anyone.