Dating

Are You in an Abusive Relationship?

Possessive Love

Have you or anyone you know been part of an abusive relationship? Maybe you are or you were at one time but did not realize it. From my own past experience and trauma I would like to share some information in hopes to protect and inform you and your loved ones so that you can find the help you need and understand what could have been all along a possessive kind of love.

Here are some questions you should be asking yourself about the relationship you or a loved one is currently in:

SIGNS THAT YOU’RE IN AN ABUSIVE RELATIONSHIP
Your Inner Thoughts and Feelings Your Partner’s Belittling Behavior
Do you: feel afraid of your partner much of the time? Does your partner: humiliate or yell at you?
Avoid certain topics out of fear of angering your partner? Criticize you and put you down?
Feel that you can’t do anything right for your partner? Treat you so badly that you’re embarrassed for your friends or family to see?
Believe that you deserve to be hurt or mistreated? Ignore or put down your opinions or accomplishments?
Wonder if you’re the one who is crazy? Blame you for their own abusive behavior?
Feel emotionally numb or helpless? See you as property or a sex object, rather than as a person?
Your Partner’s Violent Behavior or Threats Your Partner’s Controlling Behavior
Does your partner: have a bad and unpredictable temper? Does your partner: act excessively jealous and possessive?
Hurt you, or threaten to hurt or kill you? Control where you go or what you do?
Threaten to take your children away or harm them? Keep you from seeing your friends or family?
Threaten to commit suicide if you leave? Limit your access to money, the phone, or the car?
Force you to have sex? Limit your access to money, the phone, or the car?
Destroy your belongings? Constantly check up on you?

If you answered yes to any of these questions I urge you to talk to a family member or close friend, someone you can trust and who can help protect your well-being but most importantly I hope this opens your eyes to understand what you may currently be going though. Don’t be afraid to ask for help. Don’t be afraid to stand up for yourself and protect your well-being.

For more information please visit: http://www.helpguide.org/mental/domestic_violence_abuse_types_signs_causes_effects.htm

Also see, 10 Signs You Are Addicted to Love.

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