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Reflect on indicators of emotional abuse

It's typical to disregard concerns from loved ones regarding warning signs in your relationship, a reaction I might have shared. Friends or family often hesitate due to uncertainty or fear of crossing boundaries. Recognising signs of manipulation, distress, and infidelity is vital, whether you're directly involved or not. People do open up once they're no longer under the sway of manipulation. Hopefully, this post serves as a wake-up call for both potential abusers and victims, leading to positive changes. There's still a chance to seek assistance, be open, and initiate constructive changes. Have you accepted these patterns as normal? Reflect on indicators of emotional abuse.

🚩 Disparaging or humiliating a partner

🚩Engaging in controlling behaviours or excessive jealousy

🚩Gaslighting and Intimidation

🚩Blaming a partner or controlling finances by witholding money

🚩Monitoring a partner's whereabouts or contacts

🚩Yelling, name-calling, or belittling a partner

🚩Causing conflict or discord with family

🚩Isolating a partner or speaking negatively about their loved ones or friends

🚩Lying and undermining your confidence to ask questions

🚩Cheating and shifting blame onto the partner

🚩Attempting to control a partner's appearance or implying dependency

✖️Emotional abuse can affect anyone, regardless of gender. Grooming encompasses narcissistic behaviours aimed at control, occasionally extending to the exploitation of children, whereas legal abuse entails manipulating others through the exploitation of legal systems or issuing legal threats. Understanding these signs empowers individuals to recognise and address abuse. If children are enduring this abuse, remember that it's harmful to their well-being. You don't want them to perpetuate these behaviours or become victims themselves.

✖️Another type of abuse involves identifying emotional abuse within household and childcare responsibilities. Occasionally, the abuser constructs narratives involving friends or the victim, preemptively tarnishing their reputations in case the truth emerges later. This tactic breeds uncertainty, complicating the process of determining whom to trust. Once again, these are unmistakable signs of manipulation. Understanding the signs and contexts of abuse can empower individuals to recognise their situation and seek necessary assistance.

✅ In successful relationships, foster each other's growth without criticism, uphold values such as trust and honesty, and openly acknowledge each other's strengths. Lead by example for your children by embodying these qualities in your own relationship. Dealing with challenges through mutual respect and compromise builds resilience and lasting fulfillment. Your partner should be your main source of support, actively participating in the relationship. Work together as a cohesive unit and consistently demonstrate appreciation for your partner, whether they're present or not.

✅ Strive to embody the qualities you'd want your children to emulate, knowing they often mirror our actions. Equality in love means sharing responsibilities, making decisions together, and valuing each other's influence. A great partner embraces you with all your flaws. Overcoming challenges strengthens relationships over time, enhancing your awareness so you can recognise warning signs and live a fulfilling life. Remember, tomorrow isn't guaranteed, so show kindness and uplift each other every day.

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In general, a relationship is emotionally abusive when there is a consistent pattern of abusive words and bullying behaviours that wear down a person's self-esteem and undermine their mental health.
There are several red flags of emotional abuse. Keep in mind that even if your partner, parent (step), co-worker, or friend only does a handful of these things versus doing them all, your relationship with them is still emotionally abusive.
Protect your children from being exposed to emotional abuse. Don’t teach them that sometimes adults fight. Teach children how they should be respected and be respectful. ALWAYS BE KIND. #teachyourchildrenrespect #mentalhealthawareness #trauma #postivemindset #bearolemodel #Respect #strength 

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