It is so important that we know the signs of emotional abuse. If you do not know what it is then there is the danger that you can end up in a relationship with emotional abuse and already be in so deep that when you finally do notice that you are in one, it will seem too hard to get out of. One way to know that you are in an emotional abusive relationship, is if you feel like you have to walk on eggshells for someone. Also, if your partner puts down your family, friends and your beliefs you can be sure that you are in an abusive relationship. Having someone part of your life should never take or hurt the others in your life. Take care of your heart by never letting someone destroy it!
Ask yourself these questions
Do you feel that you can’t discuss with your partner what is bothering you?
Does your partner frequently criticize you, humiliate you, or undermine your self-esteem?
Does your partner ridicule you for expressing yourself?
Does your partner isolate you from friends, family or groups?
Does your partner limit your access to work, money or material resources?
Has your partner ever stolen from you? Or run up debts for you to handle?
Does your relationship swing back and forth between a lot of emotional distance and being very close?
Have you ever felt obligated to have sex, just to avoid an argument about it?
Do you sometimes feel trapped in the relationship?
Has your partner ever thrown away your belongings, destroyed objects or threatened pets?
Are you afraid of your partner?