Are you in an abusive or toxic relationship? Relationship abuse can comprise of a range of unhealthy behaviors used by one partner to dominate, control and manipulate the other. Many people believe that one should just leave an abusive relationship. But most of the time, it is not that simple, especially when you love the abusive partner, whether it’s a man or woman. Leaving a toxic & abusive relationship can be difficult for various reasons as it affects your emotions, confidence, and self-esteem. In fact, even after you have broken up, a toxic ex might try to manipulate you into taking them back.
It may not be obvious to you that you are in an abusive toxic relationship. Most likely you are in a relationship with a narcissistic partner who may act charming and loving at times while being violent at other times. Once you identify the signs of a narcissist, you will see the red flag of a toxic relationship. However, it can be challenging as you may confuse their possessive, obsessive and manipulative behavior as love. You will be unable to remain angry at them even when your abusive partner results in some serious trauma. Abusers can be very charming especially when using manipulation techniques to control you.
Anyone can experience relationship abuse, irrespective of their gender, background, social and financial standing. Abuse in relationships should never be tolerated and it can never lead to a healthy, loving relationship. It is not always physical abuse; abuse can be emotional abuse, verbal abuse, sexual abuse, financial abuse, psychological abuse, and stalking.
Understand that it is not your fault, you do not deserve it, you cannot make things better and neither can you change your partner into a better person. There is never an excuse for an abusive partner or relationship. If you feel intimidated, scared or controlled in your relationship, it’s time to wake up and realize you are in a toxic relationship with a psychopath or a narcissist. Remember, abuse is unacceptable, and you do not deserve this.
This page helps you find valuable articles, blogs, and tips to identify relationship abuse and toxic partners and find strategic ways to recover from abuse without any medical help or physical assistance.