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Emotional abuse: 30 signs that you should stay away from your partner

Emotional abuse: 30 signs that you should stay away from your partner

February 1, 2023

Most people know what physical abuse is, but When it comes to emotional abuse, people tend not to catalog it in the same way .

Although physical abuse leaves visible marks, emotional abuse can bring with it important psychological consequences, so it is convenient to recognize it.

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Signs of emotional abuse in the couple

The relationship with the couple it 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 emotional abuse.


1. Exercise control over your social networks and your mobile phone

Emotional abuse includes control over your social networks and mobile phone, so know what you do with your life at all times .

2. Control what you spend

That control also extends to what you spend. Exercising control over your finances is a way to keep you from moving forward . If you ask your partner for permission to buy something, he is emotionally abusing you.

3. You inform him of your schedules

You do not feel good when you do not notify them of your schedules for fear that he gets angry or that he throws it in your face .

4. Tells you what clothes to wear and what you should wear

The emotional abuse reaches the extreme that the abuser prohibits (without having to use force) the victim wearing clothes. It tells you what to wear.


5. It is not good to spend time with friends

When you take 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 do not feel well when you get sick

The emotional abuser can make you feel guilty even in situations where you are not to blame .

7. It makes you feel like you're worth nothing

Criticizes you and makes you believe that without your partner you are nothing. It makes you feel emotional dependence towards your partner.

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8. Do you have intimate relationships with that person because you fear that he will get angry if you do not have them?

The emotional abuser can exert a great influence by blaming you for not getting away with it.


9. You shut up when you are in public and you avoid saying your opinion for fear of getting angry.

You get to shut up and to do not express what you really think how your partner can react when you are with other people.

10. If at any time you have a problem, do not give your support or minimize it with phrases like "it's not so much"

Not only does it not lend your support at times when you need it, but it makes you feel bad for asking for help.

11. Do not 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

Your behavior is such that you become afraid of how I can treat you.

13. Makes you feel guilty for your own personal problems and outside of the relationship

He not only blames you for how the relationship is going, but also for his problems outside of it.

14. You have to consult about your leisure time

His control over you even reaches leisure time . You do not do things that your partner does not approve.

15. You always give in to the arguments with your partner

You are afraid to say your opinion, but also, when you argue with your partner, you always give in despite knowing that you are right.

16. Do not thank you for the things you do for your partner

It makes you feel like your obligation is for your partner. Your partner does not do anything for you .

17. Your partner often blackmails you to achieve your goals

Your partner makes use of emotional blackmail to get away with it.

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18. You need constant approval

When you do something, you need the couple's approval to feel good.

19. It makes you feel guilty, again and again, for the mistakes you make

Human beings are wrong and we learn from mistakes. But if your partner constantly blames you for mistakes of the past, it is that he emotionally abuses you.

20. Do not talk to others about your partner

By being afraid of your partner's reaction, you avoid talking about conflicts in your relationship .

21. Do not you dare to tell some things to your partner

You are also afraid to talk openly with your partner about his way of taking things.

22. You are afraid to be yourself

To avoid arguments, you behave differently from how you really are.

23. You can not be yourself even if your partner is not present.

You stop doing things even if your partner is not there because You think I would not approve.

24Treat 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 there being any interest rate .

26. Value others more

When someone does something you have done, they value it more.

27. Does not consider your opinion or important decisions

You do not care about your opinion or about those things that affect you both.

28. Doubts of yourself for how it treats you

Doubts of your abilities and abilities by the way your partner has to treat you.

29. Addresses you imperatively

Your tone when addressing yourself is imperative, that is, of order.

30. It makes you looks of contempt and inferiority

His body language is, often, superiority.


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