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Emotional Abuse is a red flag

You may have had experiences with emotional abuse whether it be in your friendships, relationships or even family.

To begin with, emotional abuse is a red flag and must be addressed promptly. You may be aware of the obvious signs of emotional abuse and manipulation but there are times when those subtle early signs are missed bacause the abuser is able to mask it all.

We already talked on the different signs of if emotional on our social media handles so ensure to check that out.

Getting over emotional abuse

First of all, you need to trust your instincts and your emotions. No one has the right to make you feel unimportant.

Here are 5 tips that could help with getting over emotional abuse:

  • Set your boundaries: taking care of your personal mental space is the easiest way to avoid getting pulled into manipulative arguments. No! You are not selfish. A relationship that makes you question your values is not work keeping.

  • Cut off: it all comes down to what you are comfortable with. It could either be taking a break or totally cutting off. keep your talk to necessary subjects if you must work or spend time with them.

  • Do not blame yourself: No matter what you've said or done, always keep in mind that you never deserve to be abused. The only one accountable is the abuser.

  • Do not attempt to fix: You might want to intervene, but without expert assistance, it can be challenging for abusive people to alter their behavior. You can suggest that they work with a therapist, but ultimately it is up to them to decide.

  • Get Support: A helpful therapist and family members can go a long way in helping you obtain the support you need to heal, even if it feels scary to talk about what you've been through. Of course we at EmpathySpace got you any day and any time.

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