Abusive relationships do not have to be froth with black eyes. There are different types of abusive relationships with emotionally abusive relationships sometimes the hardest to detect. Emotionally abusive relationships are unfortunately very common. These type of relationships are present in all socioeconomic classes, all races, all religions, hetero and homo sexual relationships. It is fairly wide spread.
The Facts Of Emotional Abuse
You are entitled to feel supported and loved in your relationship. There are some facts of emotionally abusive relationships that are prevalent. These facts are true in most all cases of emotional abuse.
4. Name Calling
Jealousy is a key feature in abusive relationships whether they are physically abusive, emotionally abusive (although in most cases they are both). Jealousy of friends, work associates basically anything that takes your time away from the relationship.
Possessiveness is also a fact of emotionally abusive relationships. You become property instead of a partner.
Threats are often made that are used as a control feature. This may include behaviors of public humiliation, telling family and friends something you have confided in with your partner. Other behaviors include threats of retaliation, leaving, taking away your children, pets, and property. This eventually leads to an emotionally abusive relationship.
Verbal abuse may include name calling, belittling, being called stupid and dumb, and becoming the target of other detrimental names. Any names that may you feel uncomfortable can be used to mentally, “break you down.”
Manipulation is always a key factor in emotionally abusive relationships. This includes instances of making you look like the “bad” guy to your friends and family members. Using words and threats to get what is wanted is also a very common tactic.
The fact is if you or someone you know is in a relationship where there is emotional abuse which can be any of the things listed above the likelihood of the situation improving is very close to zero as a matter of fact many of the emotionally abusive relationships escalate into physically abusive relationships. According to statistics, 60% of emotionally abusive relationships escalate into a physical abusive relationship due to the emotionally abused partner deciding to leave the relationship.
If you or someone you know is in this type of relationship and are ready to leave it, enlist the help of friends, family or an advocacy group to insure your break is clean and safe.