Psychological manipulation is damaging and can be subtle, making it hard to recognize it.
Are you being abused? Abuse is not always physical. It can be emotional, psychological, sexual, verbal, financial, neglect, manipulation and even stalking. You should never tolerate it as it will never lead to a healthy relationship.
Most of the time, abuse is carried out by someone we know, which makes it even harder to talk about it. The abuser uses mind games and power play to dominate, control and manipulate you.
Leaving an abusive relationship and a toxic partner can be difficult 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.
Abusers can be very charming, especially when using emotional abuse and manipulation techniques to control you. As you will confuse their manipulative behavior as love, you may choose to stay with your abusive partner. And this may lead to severe stress, anxiety, trauma, PTSD and other mental disorders.
Abuse is never your fault and you do not deserve it. You cannot make things better and neither can you change your narcissistic partner into a loving, caring person. There is never any excuse for it. If you feel intimidated, scared or controlled in a relationship, it’s time to wake up from abuse. You might be in a toxic relationship with a psychopath or a narcissist. Remember, it is unacceptable, and you do not deserve this.
If you have been abused, this page will help you find valuable articles, stories, blogs and tips to identify relationship abuse and toxic partners and find strategic ways to recover, protect yourself and start the healing process.