Carefully consider each question while thinking about yourself and your partner.Answer "yes" or "no" to each question on this emotional abuse quiz. The more questions you answered "yes" to in this emotional abuse quiz, the more likely it is that you are in an abusive relationship.If you feel you are in an abusive relationship, reach out.No one deserves to be emotionally abused by another person, no matter what the circumstance.But unfortunately, it isn't that simple, though I wish it were. My hope is that through therapy and personal introspection, the necessary steps are taken to extricate themselves from their abusive and unhealthy relationship.Here are 12 common signs of emotional abuse (though not exhaustive).As a woman, these same feelings and experiences were once part of my life. And, of course, to watch this unfolds breaks my heart.
When you're in an emotionally abusive relationship, it's not always noticeable right away.
In the beginning it isn't uncommon for a victim to innocently ignore the infrequent snide comments and put downs. Abusers who use emotional or psychological abuse often throw in threats of physical violence or other repercussions if you don't do what they want."It simply (or not so simply) "chips away" at how we think, value and esteem ourselves.
This is because they occur sporadically and are often "peppered" with random acts of kindness — leaving the victim feeling confused and unsure. However, over time the road narrows between an abuser's acts of kindness and emotional and verbal abuse.
For those who have been there, you understand; moving from victim to survivor you found yourself wondering, I can deeply empathize with a victim of abuse in many ways.
As a therapist, it's very painful to watch, to experience, to sit across from and to absorb.