Dating mentally abused women

1 7 Signs of an "Emotionally Abusive Relationship" (All Women MUST WATCH)

2 Emotional Abuse in a relationship is not LOVE

3 10 Gaslighting Signs in an Abusive Relationship

A mentally abusive boyfriend may tell his girlfriend how to dress, where to go and even who to talk to. Knowing the signs of mental abuse can help you avoid or escape a harmful relationship, as well as help you recognize if a loved one is being mentally abused.

In a mentally abusive relationship, the abuser often shows signs of extreme jealousy. According to the Domestic Violence Resource Center, one in four women has experienced domestic violence. He may threaten to harm her or himself if she leaves or talks to anyone about the relationship, or he may threaten violence against her children or pets. Although physical violence often draws the most attention, mental violence can be just as dangerous. Your partner may say that the jealousy is just because he cares so much, but in reality it is often a deep insecurity that will only worsen. He may demand to know everywhere you go, question you incessantly about people you hang out with, including family and friends, and even demand that you stop seeing these people. He may demand that she stay home with him instead of going out with friends or seeing family. Abusers will also use putdowns, bullying and humiliation to make the victims feel paralyzed and unworthy of a better relationship.

The Signs of Mental Abuse

Abuse in relationships can take many forms, including physical, mental and sexual. The abusive partner may also display excessive jealousy of other men, especially your exes. The aggressor often uses mind games, anger, threats and insults to dominate the victim and control her actions and habits. Abusive lovers often use their jealousy as an excuse to be controlling, demanding that you do not attend social events or, in extreme cases, not go to work.

Control is a central element in abusive relationships.

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