Abuse is not always physical.
Did you know some people are verbally abused by their partner and don’t even realize it?
Have you found yourself googling “what is an abusive relationship”? Does your partner call you names and belittle you or things you’re proud of?
Does your partner punish you using the silent treatment for long periods of time? Does your partner constantly correct or interrupt you? Does your partner gaslight you after an argument (manipulate you into questioning your sanity)?
Do you find yourself making excuses for your partner like “he doesn’t mean it, he’s just drunk” or “she doesn’t mean it, she’s just having a rough time at work” or “they don’t hurt me all the time” more often than not? Does your partner threaten you or humiliate you in public?
Emotional abuse can be hard to define and even harder to recognize for the untrained eye. A partner going through personal struggles and lashing out does NOT and never will excuse abuse.
PS: Financial abuse is just as valid too!
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