Emotionally abusive relationships can often be undermined as less valid due to the physical aspect being present. If you find yourself involved in the toxicity of an emotionally abusive relationship, it is important to acknowledge it in order to promptly take action safely. If you find yourself walking on egg shells, or needing to report back to your partner on a routine basis, these are both signs of an emotionally abusive partnership. Gaslighting is also a common sign, when someone makes you feel as though your viewpoint is invalid and irrational.
- If you find yourself walking on eggshells, this means that you have internalized the emotional abuse your partner is throwing at you.
- Many abusive partners will participate in gaslighting, where they make you feel like your view of events is completely irrational and invalid.
- It is unquestionably emotionally abusive when a partner says something hurtful, but then acts like they were just kidding around.
“Physical abuse is easy to recognize, but emotional abuse in a relationship can be more insidious, often going undetected by family members, friends and even victims themselves.”