There are many forms of abuse that can occur in a relationship. These can range from psychological, emotional, and onto the physical. You may be in a relationship that begins with emotional abuse and if left to progress can end up with the physical. There are also times when intense emotional and psychological abuse can lead you to bouts of self harm.
It’s really important to your sense of self that you identify if you are in an abusive relationship so you can seek help with how to change your situation. We will identify here for you some signs of emotional abuse in relationships that can be a helpful guide to knowing when to seek help.
If any of these relate to your current relationship you may need assistance in moving forward in a happy, healthy way.
It’s also really important to note that there is a difference between an unhealthy relationship and an abusive relationship. If you didn’t see any of yourself in the above signs of emotional abuse in a relationship but are still feeling uncomfortable and worried you may be in an unhealthy relationship.
Here are some signs that you may be in an unhealthy relationship that if left untended, may end up as an abusive one.
Identifying the signs of an unhealthy relationship early and either working on them together to move forward in a healthy and positive way, or moving on from the relationship if that is the correct decision for you, can help to stop the unhealthy relationship from turning into an abusive one.
If you feel like you are in an abusive or unhealthy relationship and would like to find ways to move past it and onto a healthy, happy future call us on 1300 735 030.
Marcus Andrews is the founder and director of Life Supports, which was established in 2002. He has extensive professional experience working as a counsellor and family therapist across a broad range of issues. The core component of his role at Life Supports involves the supervision of other counsellors, including secondary consultations. Marcus has worked in many sectors, including private, government, non-profit, health, forensic and community practice.