Emotionally Abusive Relationships

Most people who want a romantic relationship with another person desire a mutually respectful, satisfying, and fulfilling partnership. It is tough to maintain a relationship and it requires great effort to make it successful. Sometimes you may have problems in your relationship, get depressed, and wonder what you are doing wrong. It could be that you are partnered with someone who is a psychological and emotional abuser. This article gives some important signs of an emotionally abusive relationship.

Signs of an Emotionally Abusive Relationship

Following are some of the important signs to help you determine if you are in an emotionally abusive relationship:

  • You are criticized regularly about how you look, how you do things, and your mental stability is questioned.  Your partner will give you suggestions and instructions on how to do even the simplest of things.
  • Your partner prohibits or discourages you from seeing other people who may be important to you. Your partner may also attempt to isolate you from family and friends. If your partner gets angry with you when you are spend time with family and friends, this is a real sign of emotional abuse. Isolation is a powerful method to control you.
  • Your partner uses intimacy or affection to punish or reward you. Your partner may try to show more attention and love or withhold attention and love in order to manipulate your mood or behavior.
  • An abusive partner may try to control your activities. If you notice your partner makes you feel guilty or he or she gets angry about your activities, like spending time with others, this a sign of abuse. An abusive partner will try to control your access to work, education, finances, or anything else that helps you to become independent.
  • You may experience anxiety attacks, panic attacks, feel depressed, or may have other health problems. An emotionally abusive relationship can cause you to become sick physically if you stay in it too long.


If you are being abused emotionally, get help. There are many support groups and counselors that can give you advice and help you to leave an abusive relationship.  If you are in a physically abusive relationship, contact the  Police for immediate help before it’s too late.

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