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Does an abuser take pleasure in hurting his partner emotionally?

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Most times yes, this is all part of the "control" game. For the person being abused this can, over time, create a dependency towards this. I know that sounds horrible, but you will find that many that are in an abusive relationship that get away, tend to careen back to abusive type people. Knowing they would hit you installs the belief of the abuser being a form of personal security or defender. This may or may not be an actual truth if the person is confronted by another individual. Such as A hitting B in a bar and C getting upset about it and confronting A. This is a very dangerous road to travel down as you may not know the level someone will go with the abuse.

AnswerYes. AnswerYes. Don't stay with an abuser. AnswerChances are the abuser was abused as a child. This is the only way they know how to communicate. I would let them know how much it is hurting me, and I would encourage them to seek therapy. I was in a verbally abusive relationship once, and you don't realize how much it destroys who you are. I went from having the most confidence and self esteem, to having next to none. I got out of that relationship (I eventually found out he was into drugs). I then met my future husband, and I realized what I was missing out on all those years. AnswerI don't agree with the people above who said yes. No, they don't take pleasure in it. They aren't happy when they do it. Saying that an abuser takes pleasure in abusing is like saying that a runner enjoys giving up when he isn't winning a race. The abuser isn't saying "Today is such a good day. I think I'll go fishing and then abuse my wife for a while and then I'll go get ice cream." I'm not trying to justify the abusers actions; they are absolutely not OK. NEVER stay in a relationship where there is physical abuse. But, if you want to, you can help to change someone who is a verbal/emotional abuser, and you do have a chance of saving the relationship. The only way to do this is to understand what he is feeling. If you think that he takes pleasure in it and he does it for fun, then you definitely don't understand what he is feeling.

Abusers are usually frustrated and angry but they just don't know how to communicate well. They don't want to be their partner's peer; they want to be in control, and they crave power. Instead of talking about problems with his partner, he will take it out on her. (I am making the assumption that this is a male abuser and a female partner. Of course this is an unfortunate stereotype, but the same applies for any type of relationship.) He does not take pleasure in hurting his partner, physically or emotionally, but for whatever reason, he either thinks that this is the best way to tell you something or control you, or he is just using you to take out his anger. This isn't OK. NEVER stay in a relationship where you are being physically abused. If there is verbal/emotional abuse, don't put up with it. It needs to stop. But if there is no physical abuse, there is still a chance of saving the relationship. In order to help him change, it is important to understand completely why he does what he does. Ask him about it. Pick your moment well and word it in a way that isn't accusatory or threatening. Don't call him an abuser, just ask him why he says the things he says. Don't let him pass the blame; it isn't your fault that he's abusing you. You want to find out the feelings underlying his abuse. Ask him if he is venting anger. Once you find out what makes him do what he does, you can help him to stop.

You might also want to suggest that you and him go to relationship therapy.

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Does an abuser take pleasure in hurting his partner verbally?

Yes they do because that's when they feel good. They need someone to bully because they don't know how to deal with negative situations that occur in their lives. They enjoy hurting the partner because it makes them feel big...even for a moment.

What happens to an abuser after the partner leave?

Who cares. They sure don't.

How do you cut ties emotionally with your abuser?

This is serious and sounds like a matter for a professional counselor.

How could an abuser just dump you overnight after years of co-dependency?

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Is the emotionally abused partner in a state of denial most of the time?

It depends on the partner. My would be yes. Even after I was physical abused I still was in denial and even made up excuses for the guys behavior and I was 9 months pregnant. I believe we don't want to except that the man/women we trusted would do such a thing. Nevertheless, I kickd him out that night, we need to Acknowledge that our first reaction is denial and their is no excuses for abuse emotionally or physically. Depends on the partner. Codependent victims are in a state of denial. The abuser denies that his conduct is abusive.

How do you make an abuser regret hurting you?

Unfortunately you cannot always make that happen. You cannot force someone to feel something that they don't feel. You can express the pain you felt physically and emotionally during the abuse. But that is about it. You cannot force someone to feel sorry for something if they aren't sorry. It would make a lot of things easier if you could though but it is just something that your abuser will have to figure out for him/her self.

Is it illegal to cause emotional abuse?

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Can an emotionally abusive partner really be in love with you?

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How does animal abuse effect the abuser?

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What is the difference between a controlling partner and a verbally or emotionally abusive partner?

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Does the abuser really love the person being abused?

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Do you tell an abuser that he emotionally abused you?

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What are the conditions that a church grant annulment of a marriage?

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Does an emotional abuser ever realize their doing and really love their partner?

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When will you tell your partner about your history of domestic violence?

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How do you handle abusive relationships?

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Does the emotional abuser care about the one they love?

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Do abusers sometimes threaten to end the relationship or pretend they aren't quite sure if they want you anymore?

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