- Do you always feel like somewhere down the line, you have lost yourself, and your essence?
- Do you feel alone, and isolated, even when you are with your partner?
- Have you lost touch with your family and friends, and it seems like it’s always just you and your partner?
- Has your way of thinking changed drastically, and you are mirroring your partner’s thought process most of the time?
- Have you stopped valuing yourself, and your feelings?
- Have you shut yourself down emotionally?
- Do you feel mentally and emotionally exhausted all the time?
- Do you need to walk on eggshells around your partner?
- Do you find yourself justifying your partner’s toxic behavior all the time?
Here Are 4 Ways You Can Escape From An Emotional Predator’s Prison
1. Realize what is going on.
The very first step for breaking an emotional predator’s cycle of abuse is by knowing what is going on. The moment you realize their true colors, and see them for who they are, then only you will be able to leave them for good.
They might try to emotionally blackmail and manipulate you, but you have to be strong, and not fall for their crocodile tears and empty words.
2. Understand exactly how an emotional predator is manipulating you.
As the victim, you need to understand and accept the fact that you were not guilty of anything that the emotional predator accused you of. It was always them. It was all them. Toxic people like them will always try to pin you down, and dump all their toxicity on you, solely because they in incapable of remorse.
That is why you need to stop justifying their bad behavior, and finally see them as they truly are: monsters. The more you excuse their behavior, the more they will dig their claws into you. The moment you call out their toxicity, you will break the cycle of abuse and will be able to leave for good.
3. Turn towards therapy if needed.
Not everyone is strong enough to get out of the clutches of their emotional predator and can have a hard time leaving them. In such cases, going to a psychologist or psychiatrist can be helpful, as they can help you see things in an objective way, and give you good advice about how you can leave your tormentor permanently.
Professional therapists can help you find yourself again, and also help you bring back your confidence, and inner strength.
4. Make sure that you have a strong support system.
Having a supportive family, and friends who will always have your back is crucial in situations like this. It is not an easy thing dealing with emotional predators, and most of the time it can be exceptionally challenging to handle such toxic, and emotionally depleting things alone. Family and friends who you trust completely can play a big role in helping you get out of such undesirable circumstances.
So, make sure that you have good and trustworthy people on your side; people who you can count on and look towards for support when you need it the most.
Having an emotional predator in your life can be dangerous for your mental health, inner peace, and soul. The more you let them feed on your goodness, the more you will lose yourself. So, do not let them take advantage of you any longer, and cut the cord for good.