Most people know what physical abuse is, but when it comes to emotional abuse, people tend not to categorize it in the same way .
While physical abuse leaves visible marks, emotional abuse can have significant psychological consequences and should be acknowledged.
Signs of Emotional Abuse in Partners
The relationship with the partner can be, in some cases, an ideal scenario for this phenomenon to manifest itself. In the following lines you can find 30 signs that indicate that you may be suffering from emotional abuse.
1. Exercise control over your social networks and mobile phone
Emotional abuse includes controlling your social networks and mobile phone, so that you know what you are doing with your life at all times .
2. Control your spending
That control also extends to what you spend. Exercising control over your finances is a way of not letting you move forward . If you ask your partner’s permission to buy you something, he is abusing you emotionally.
3. You inform him of your schedule
You don’t feel good when you don’t tell him your schedule for fear that he will get angry or that he will hold it against you .
4. Tells you what to wear and what you should wear
The emotional abuse goes so far that the abuser prohibits (without force) the victim from wearing clothing. He tells her what to wear.
5. You don’t take well to spend time with friends
When he takes control of your social networks and your phone, what the emotional abuser really wants is to limit your interaction with other people and prevent you from spending time with your friends.
6. You don’t feel well when you are sick
The emotional abuser can make you feel guilty even in situations where you are not to blame .
7. Makes you feel like you’re not worth anything
He criticizes you and makes you think that without your partner you’re nothing. It makes you feel emotionally dependent on your partner.
8. Do you have intimate relationships with that person because you are afraid he will get angry if you don’t?
The emotional abuser can have a great deal of influence by blaming you for not getting away with it.
9. You keep quiet in public and avoid saying your opinion for fear that it will make you angry.
You get to shut up and not express what you really think because of how your partner may react when you are with other people.
10. If at any time you have a problem, he doesn’t support you or minimizes it with phrases like “it’s not a big deal”
Not only does he not support you in times of need, but he makes you feel bad about asking for help.
11. Don’t give importance to your achievements
When you get something, instead of congratulating you, it behaves as if it were not important .
12. You become afraid
It’s such a behavior that you become afraid of how he might treat you.
13. Makes you feel guilty about your own personal problems and outside the relationship
He not only blames you for how the relationship is going, but also for his problems outside of it.
14. You need to ask yourself about your leisure time
His control over you extends even to leisure time . You don’t do things that your partner doesn’t approve of.
15. You always give in to discussions with your partner
You’re afraid to say your opinion, but when you argue with your partner, you always give in even though you know you’re right.
16. Doesn’t thank you for the things you do for your partner
It makes you feel like you have an obligation to your partner. Your partner does nothing for you .
17. Your partner often blackmails you to achieve his goals
Your partner uses emotional blackmail to get his way.
18. You need constant approval
When you do something, you need the couple’s approval to feel good.
19. Makes you feel guilty, over and over again, for the mistakes you make
We humans make mistakes and learn from our mistakes. But if your partner constantly blames you for past mistakes, he is abusing you emotionally.
20. You don’t talk to others about your partner
By being afraid of your partner’s reaction, you avoid talking about the conflicts in your relationship .
21. You don’t dare say some things to your partner
You’re also afraid to talk openly with your partner because of his way of taking things.
22. You are afraid to be yourself
To avoid arguments, you behave differently than you really are.
23. You cannot be yourself even if your partner is not present.
You stop doing things even when your partner is not there because you think he wouldn’t approve.
24. Treats you as if you were a child rather than a couple
His way of treating you is based on obedience, as if you were a child instead of a couple.
25. You feel bad when someone of the opposite sex looks at you
You feel uncomfortable when someone of the opposite sex looks at you, without any interest .
26. Values other people more
When someone does something you’ve done, they value it more.
27. Does not take into account your opinion or important decisions
He doesn’t care about your opinion or those things that affect you both.
28. You doubt yourself because of the way she treats you
You doubt your abilities and skills because of the way your partner treats you.
29. It is addressed to you in an imperative way
His tone when addressing you is imperative, that is, of order.
30. Gives you looks of contempt and inferiority
Their body language is often one of superiority.