7. They tell you that no one else will love you as much as they do.
Now this one is probably the most disturbing sign of emotional abuse. When your partner constantly tells you that no one will ever love you as much as they do, they are not being romantic, they are being toxic. Trying to manipulate and control a person by making them feel unlovable and unworthy is a classic move made by emotional abusers.
By saying things like ‘you will never find someone as good as me’, or ‘what I do for you, no one else ever will’, they manipulate you into believing that you will never find someone better than them, and you don’t deserve anyone better. They play this game so that when they leave you out of the blue, you will be left with destroyed self-esteem and self-worth.
If you see any of these signs or all of these signs in the person you are dating, then know that it’s not love, it’s emotional abuse. You deserve better than this. You deserve to be with someone who knows your worth and respects you, not someone who only cares about belittling you and controlling you, just because they get a kick out of it.