How to Know if You’re Experiencing Emotional Abuse in Your Relationship
We are all capable of saying hurtful things and behaving in ways that can be harmful to another at times.
Anyone can exhibit emotionally abusive behaviors under certain circumstances.
But, what is considered to be emotional abuse?
There is a stigma and a certain amount of shame that comes with the term “abuse”.
If you’re a woman that prides herself in your success, your achievements and intelligence, perhaps you even a public figure in your business, or are a therapist or coach and help others through your purpose, discovering that you are being emotionally abused can bring up all kinds of shame and can make you question everything.
Anyone can be emotionally abused.
And covert, passive aggressive and hidden emotional abuse is difficult to pinpoint and define.
You just know something isn’t right.
You know your relationship feels painful.
You know you don’t feel heard or listened to.
You feel confused – a lot.
You’re blamed for everything.
You’re told you’re too sensitive or always looking for an argument when you voice your feelings.
Your discussions turn into circular fights that go nowhere and leave your head spinning, feeling confused, exhausted and drained emotionally.
You’re made to believe that all of the problems are yours in the relationship and YOU are the issue.
Your partner refuses to take any ownership for his part in arguments and issues.
His words don’t line up with his ACTIONS.
If you’re unsure that you are experiencing emotional abuse, here are some resources for you to get some clarity:
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Listen to the Podcast Episode: “Is it Emotional Abuse”?