Don’t be with someone who causes you mental trauma on a daily.
We’ve all probably had our fair share of terrible dating experiences. A lot of us have tried dating people who were just plain boring and contributed nothing of value to our lives. But these kinds of dating experiences are nothing compared to relationships wherein emotional instability and abuse are prevalent. So if you have either found yourself in an abusive relationship or you are being forced to deal with one now, then you probably have a good idea of the things that are going to be listed on here.
But more than anything else, you have to understand that no one wins from forcing yourself to endure an unstable relationship with an emotionally abusive psychopath. As much as you want to try and convince yourself that you can still make this love work, that is rarely ever the case. Abusive relationships never have happy endings because of the nature of the relationship itself. That’s why whenever you find yourself in an abusive relationship, you have to try your best to get out of it.
But the trick is in being able to realize that you are in an abusive relationship in the first place. A lot of times, victims in abusive relationships will never realize that they are personally being manipulated and used by emotionally abusive partners. They will be made to believe that the unfortunate circumstances that surround their relationship are normal even when that’s far from the truth. That’s why you always have to be vigilant; you have to be able to spot the red flags to know that you aren’t caught in a relationship with an emotionally abusive person. Here are signs that your partner is an emotional psychopath and you need to breakup.
1. They aren’t known to empathize with you.
Empathy is always a positive asset to have in a partner. But if you find that your partner is rarely or never able to empathize with you, then that may be an indication that they don’t care about how you’re feeling and that is bad for a relationship.
2. They don’t tell you the truth.
Truth and honesty are essential aspects of maintaining the integrity and trust in a relationship. If you find that your partner is constantly lying to you, then that is a true indicator that they are willing to deceive you just to get their way.
3. They willingly make fun of you in front of other people.
They don’t care about your feelings or your image. They don’t care about how other people see you or your sense of self-worth. If they get an opportunity to get a laugh at your expense, they aren’t going to hesitate to grab it at all.
4. They are always seeking your attention but they refuse to give you any of theirs.
They always want to be the center of attention. They are always looking to be the ones who are being taken care of. They always want their needs to be addressed. But when it comes to your needs and expectations, they couldn’t care less.
5. They make you feel like everything is your fault.
They are going to make you believe that you are at fault for all the bad things in the relationship even when the truth is that they are the reason your relationship is terrible. They will try to pass the blame on you and make you feel guilty about something that was never your fault to begin with.
6. They make you feel alone.
They will always try to make you feel isolated and alone. They don’t want you to feel like you can gather the strength that you need from the people around you. They will make you think that they are the only people you can rely on.
7. They will emotionally blackmail you into doing something that benefits them.
They will be masters at manipulating your emotions and your feelings. They will know just the right strings to pull to get you to do something for them even though it can be potentially harmful for you.
8. They will never express remorse towards you.
They won’t care about when you’re feeling bad and worse, they won’t care about the fact that they are the cause of your pain. They will always do their best to take advantage of you and they won’t feel guilty about causing you pain.
9. They find humor in the most tasteless things.
You can always tell a lot about a person based on what makes them laugh. If you find that your partner laughs at the sickest and most sadistic things, then that can always be a cause for concern.
10. They will do a good job at keeping you on the leash.
And lastly, an abusive partner in a relationship will always be good at being nice to you just enough to keep you on the leash. They will make you believe that they are actually worth fighting for even though they aren’t.
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