Tuesday 6 August 2019

Sometimes, it’s hard to see when someone isn’t right for us. This can be even worse if they’re manipulating, toxic,or abusive in the relationship. Below are signs that your partner could be psychologically abusive. If you’d suffered at the hands of emotional or physical abuse a partner, you may be entitled to compensation with CICA UK.

They make unreasonable demands

Expecting you to put everything aside and demanding your time is not something a partner should do.

Criticising you for not completing tasks to their standards

If you can’t seem to get something right for them, cooking, cleaning etc.

Expecting you to understand their point of view and agree without question

They invalidate you

This can include distorting how you view situations that have happened

Accuse you of being too sensitive or too emotional

They have drastic mood changes

They may behave erratically and make you feel as though you’re walking on eggshells near them.

Using your fears to control a situation

This is emotional blackmail and should be addressed immediately if possible.

Denying an event or situation didn’t take place

Withholding love and affection as forms of punishment

Treating you as an inferior

Making jokes at your expense

Controlling who you spend time with and monitoring your time with them

Treating you like property

Controlling your finances 

How to Deal With Psychological abuse

The first step in dealing with a partner who is psychologically abusive is to recognise that they are abuse in the first place. Only then can you start to move on and take steps towards taking them out of your life for good. Make your mental health a priority, and ensure you’re taking care of yourself before tackling a toxic relationship.

A small step towards dealing with an emotionally abusive partner is to set boundaries and stick with them. Tell your partner you won’t stand for that type of behaviour. It’s not your place to change someone, they have to change themselves. If they’re not willing to do that, then it’s time to consider leaving them.

Finally, don’t engage with their abusive habits and create a strong network who can support and help you.

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