Emotional abuse can be difficult to recognize because it can be subtle, and it often takes the form of manipulation rather than overt criticism or aggression. Some signs that you may have been emotionally abused include:
You feel like you're walking on eggshells around your partner, constantly trying to avoid their anger or criticism.
You have low self-esteem or feel like you're not good enough for your partner.
You feel like you're not allowed to express your own feelings or opinions.
You feel isolated from your friends and family, or your partner controls who you spend time with.
You feel like you're constantly being blamed for problems in the relationship.
Your partner makes you feel guilty or ashamed for things that aren't your fault.
Your partner controls your finances, or you feel like you have to ask permission to spend money.
Your partner threatens to harm themselves if you don't do what they want.
If you're experiencing any of these things, it's important to seek help. Emotional abuse can have serious long-term effects on your mental health and well-being.
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