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When someone yells at you, or calls you names, or continuosly tells you how stupid you are, or anything like that. If someone is constantly yelling at you or putting you down it is emotionally abusive... They just don't PHYSICALLY abuse you. When someone is putting you down and making you feel bad or lonely or used and not uplifted by verbally downgrading you, keeping sex from you, keeping love from you, or physically hurting you. An emotionally abusive relationship sometimes can be called "abandonment while s/he's still there." Being ignored, put down, constantly corrected, not listened to, kept down in self-esteem so that you feel you cannot survive without your abuser. He takes your faith in your own ability and often makes you dependant on him for all needs. They keep you down so that you can't leave, which many of them are afraid of. I am a Survivor of physical and emotional abuse, along with a lifetime of mother abandonment - a bare minimum of attention, while favorites took place in a family of 7 kids. Emotional abuse is the worst kind. I have survived many forms of abuse and the emotional abuse takes the longest to heal (years or decades) and does the most damage. Head games fall under this category too. They try to make you feel like you are crazy by telling lies or pretense in other ways. Or even by telling you that you didn't do or say something you know you did. They make you doubt your own stability in order to keep you, while punishing you for problems within themselves. Sometimes they aren't aware of these huge holes within themselves or the reality of their own cruelty. Telling them does no good in my experience. I have left many abusers, because no matter what you think you can do to "Fix it" you can't - and they are most often not willing to take part in improving the relationship. They need help. TLMaccalus

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How long does it take to recover from an emotionally abusive relationship?

Depends on the person. Sometimes - years.

Should you stay in an abusive relationship or should you go now?

You should definitely go. An abusive relationship is unhealthy for you both physically and emotionally. If you continue to stay with that abusive person, you will more than likely end up being attracted to more abusive people in the future. In fact some abusive relationships can lead to suicide and/or being murdered.

How do you get out of the trap of the emotionally abusive relationship?

Go to your local DV Crisis Center and ask to speak to an Advocate ASAP and make a plan.

How do you talk to your boyfriend if you think the relationship is getting emotionally abusive?

Communicating with your abuser is an art form. It is called "walking on eggshells". If you think the relationship is getting emotionally abusive no need to to walk and do it fast. Once the abuse begins in the cycle, it is hard to get out. The longer the cycle has been spinning the more difficult to leave.

What are two signs of an abusive relationship?

If you always fight, then it is an abusive relationship. If you do not want to be around your boyfriend/girlfriend, then it is an abusive relationship. If you can not talk or be around your family and friends then you are in an abusive relationship.

My emotionally abusive bf walked away from our relationship and acts as if he can move on but I am not dealing so well with the ending of the relationship why?

Get and read the book WOMEN WHO LOVE PSYCHOPATHS Don't be put off by the title - it will help you understand. Take this as a sign that this man isn't right for you in the first place hence "Emotionally abusive.. You would want him to walk away. Rather than torture you into staying in a emotionally ill relationship, You get to move on with your life.. Everything happens for a reason take this as a lesson about relationships. You need to see a therapist to talk about your relationship. I'm actually seeing one for a previous relationship that was unhealthy..

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Do you leave a controlling emotionally abusive husband?


Move out and continue the relationship?

do not continue an abusive relationship once you are strong enough to leave... my daughter divorced her emotionally abusive husband who molested her children,,, in less then 3 months she is seeing the pediphile again and isolateing herself from her family and forcing the children to be with this man again... if you go back into an abusive relationship of any kind your the same as the abuser, mayber even worse... do not be a fool or victimize your self again... don't do it.............................

How can you tell your boyfriend he is emotionally abusive?

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Why can't I leave an abusive relationship?

You may be hooked on your own image or fantasy of what the relationship should be, and on the first stages of it, or the honeymoon period of a relationship. Abusers can be especially charming in the beginning, to hook you emotionally. You need to assess the relationship for what it's become, not what you wish it could be or was in the beginning.

Do women stay in abusive relationships because is their fault?

Woman always try to give excuses in order to stay in an abusive relationship. If your in an abusive relationship then get out of one. It does not matter if you love them if they are hitting you they don't love you. There is no reason for a woman to stay in a abusive relationship. If they are abusive then they are blinded.

Is a guy who constantly calls to complain about his health problems being emotionally abusive?

I'm not sure if it's a full-blown emotional abusive relationship, or even on the road to becoming that way, but I do feel taken advantage of him at times.

Why would emotionally abusive boyfriend suddenly end the relationship when before he always got upset afterwards and wanted me back?

to control you. abusers want total control

Is abusive relationship is good or bad?

Abusive relationship is not good. It affects nearly all aspects of life.

What do you do if you have an emotionally and verbally abusive friend?

Why would you call someone who is "emotionally and verbally abusive" - your "friend"? Abusers cannot be friends because they lack empathy and the ability to truly love someone else or relate to others!

What is a sentence for abusive?

It is important to exit an abusive relationship carefully. Slavery is abusive.

How do you help someone who is in an emotionally abusive relationship?

Abusive relationships are some of the most difficult ones to resolve. THis type of relationship assumes that one partner is abusive and continues to be so because there is no response to the abuse. The difference here centers on "self-assurance." The abusive partner continues his or her behavior because there is no response. I can not suggest how the abused party should respond because in most instances they feel diminished. This situation can only be resolved through extended counseling, if at all.

Should you try to work on an emotionally abusive relationship when it becomes long-distance if he swears he will change?

An abusive man never really changes unless there is a traumatic condition or possibly therapy, but even that will often not help. Just leave. Use the "long distance" to get away.

What does it mean when an emotionally abusive man says he does not love you anymore?

An emotionally abusive man (or woman) is not capable of true, pure love. The person does this to you because he or she lacks self esteem, as hard as that may seem to understand. Saying he doesn't "love" you anymore is another way for him to emotionally and mentally abuse you.

How can you protect your teens from emotionally abusive spouse?

Get rid of the spouse, or move away...

Is an emotionally abusive relationship worth enduring for the sake of keeping a family together and financially stable?

No, it's not worth it, you should try fixing the relationship somehow. Maybe a marriage counselor or something can help. But you are the one that has to decide what to do, no one can decide for you

My husband is verbally abusive?

If your husband is verbally and emotionally abusive, you can break the negative cycle by seeking the services of a family counselor or filing for divorce.

How do you get your sister out of a abusive relationship when she is denial and its emotionally killing her?

The key to the problem is your sister and until she realizes that she is in an abusive relationship there is not much you can do. Of course you love your sister, but the best thing you can do is to say nothing and know she has to learn the hard way. This is certainly a difficult task for you as you want to keep her safe and see her happy, but your sister has to see that in herself first.

How do you know when someone is in an abusive relationship?

i know from past relationship that having an abusive relationship is not easy but there are no signs you can look out for or things you could do, if the person loves there partner you carnt do nothing i was in a abusive relationship and kind of still am but that's tough love for you xxx

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