A relationship between to two people should have all the ingredients to have a healthy kind of commitment. It’s just that not all couples are lucky to have that kind of connection. Some people are suffering from emotional abuse yet they don’t know it. Here are the signs that will tell you if a relationship is toxic enough that is creating a big impact in your emotional state.
1. Withholding Affections
It is not just about emotional but also on the physical side of the relationship. If your partner is someone who is making you beg just to have sex with him or her, is not healthy. It can have an impact on the emotional state of an individual. Here’s an example. A friend of mine was continuously trying to be intimate with her partner yet all he says is no. The worst part of that is he even stated that she thinks having sex is a chore. It broke her emotionally, and she felt the rejection.
2. The Guilt Game
If your partner is someone who always makes you feel guilty, it is considered emotional abuse. Even if you are committed to a relationship, you still have the rights to go out and see your friends. If the offending partner will tell you that you shouldn’t and making you choose which one is important, let go because he or she will lead you to nowhere.
3. Suicide Threats
We have all heard a lot about suicide threats if the relationship is falling into pieces. A good friend of mine cannot take all the emotional burden she is getting from her partner. She wanted a way out. The next thing his partner did is tell her that if she leaves him, he will commit suicide. It is another form of emotional abuse.
There are various things that we cannot see if we are in love. However, we have to remember that love should not be the reason to let anybody torture us emotionally.