Abuse of any kind, coming from any one should be intolerable. As opposed to physical abuse; the consequences of which are visible to everyone, emotional abuse tends to go unnoticed. There is an equally good chance of you being either on the receiving or the delivering end, when it comes to emotional abuse. To make matters worse, you might be oblivious to the situation. It has a detrimental influence on your personality; as it eats away at your self-respect and poise bit by bit. It is one thing to be unaware of the issue, but many people knowingly allow themselves to be tortured emotionally in the name of love. Don’t let yourself be manipulated. We need to understand that love does require great sacrifice, but it should never be in the form of your self-worth.
Here are a few warning signs that you need to acknowledge as emotional abuse;
1. Abuser constantly humiliates the person in front of others around them.
2. Victim is made to feel as if they cannot do anything right because they are being criticized all of the time.
3. Mean and demeaning jokes are told at the victims expense.
4. Abuser takes control over all of the victims actions.
5. Shortcomings and failures are always being highlighted instead of being minimized.
6. Abuser tells the victim that they are simply too sensitive and their feelings of hurt are always ignored.
7.Your partner dismisses you or gives you disapproving looks that make you afraid or nervous to be alone with him or her.
8. Your partner shows no affection toward you or withholds affection as a form of punishment when you do something he/she doesn’t approve of.
9. Your partner constantly belittles you and tells you that your dreams, goals and accomplishments are stupid or insignificant.
10. Your partner shares your secrets or your private moments openly with others, knowing that’s not what you would want.
11. Your partner do not think you are capable of knowing what is best for you.
12. Your partner blame you for their problems, their mood, and their overall unhappiness.
13. Your partner can’t laugh at themselves, and they get extremely sensitive when others laugh at or make fun of them.
14. Your partner make you feel wrong for wanting to see your friends or do anything fun without them.
15. Your partner make you feel as if you aren’t good enough for them and that you should be thankful to be in the relationship.
16. Your partner insist on always being right while you are always wrong.
17.Your partner make subtle threats that are disguised as a suggestion to help you.
18. Your partner control the finances so they can control your actions and how you spend money.
19. Your partner constantly call or text to check up on you, who you are with and what you are doing when you are not together.
20. Your partner accuse you of things that are not true, so you are forced to prove your love.