5 Signs Of Emotional Abuse In Relationships
There are 5 signs of emotional abuse in relationships that you should be aware of. Being in an abusive relationship can be more than just physical abuse. Many times a relationship becomes abusive because of emotional abuse. Some signs are more obvious than others, but by knowing what to look for, you can protect yourself from emotional abuse in a relationship.
Threats. There is emotional abuse in the relationship if your partner threatens you. The threats can be anything from threatening to leave you, threatening to stop supporting you and even threatening to hurt you. The abuser uses this type of emotional abuse to get you to do what they want. Threatening someone is emotionally abusive and can often become even more serious the longer you let it happen.
Controlling. Controlling someone is another form of emotional abuse in relationships. The person will try to control every aspect of the other person’s life. They will try to control what that person wears, what that person says and who that person can interact with. The controlling can become worse and worse to the point where the abuser insists on controlling everything in the relationship and that person’s life.
Humiliation. Another sign of emotional abuse in a relationship is when the person is often humiliated. They will be emotionally abused through humiliation. The abusive partner may constantly make fun of the person, call them names, criticize them, put the person down and degrade them. Humiliation can occur in private or in public. Sometimes, the emotional abuse of being humiliated is linked directly with the abuser also making the person feel unworthy.
Blame. In an emotionally abusive relationship, the person being abused is always blamed for everything. The abuser will point blame on the person even if it is absolutely not the person’s fault. They may blame the person for the cause of arguments or blame them for the bad service they had at a restaurant. The blame will go so far as putting the fault of emotional abuse on the person who is being abused. The abuser will blame the victim that it is their own fault that they are being emotionally abused in the relationship.
Jealousy. This sign of emotional abuse in relationships is often more hard to decipher because some people can become jealous at one time or another. The difference to look for is how often that person becomes jealous, what they are jealous about and how they react when they are jealous. An emotionally abusive person is jealous about nearly everything in the other person’s life. They will become jealous when you want to hang out with your friends or family, and they may become jealous just because you didn’t call them right back. The abuser will be jealous constantly on an almost daily basis, and they will respond by being angry and irrational.