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What is an emotionally abusive relationship?

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2005-11-02 20:49:34
2005-11-02 20:49:34

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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