Relationships are supposed to be happy! They may have their share of ups and downs, but at the end of the day, they are supposed to be loving and supporting. The sad reality though, is that it isn’t the same always. Where there are happy relationships, there are also depressing, abusive and toxic relationships. One kind that stands out, is an emotionally abusive relationship.
Emotional abuse, although very common, often goes unrecognized and is difficult to understand. Two reasons make it difficult to recognize what emotional abuse is.
- Like physical abuse, there is no physical pain, scars or wounds that you can point out to.
- The abuser shatters the confidence of the victim so much, that they end up thinking it is their fault, that the relationship is abnormal.