Are You In An Abusive Relationship?

Jennifer Thompson
3 min readApr 10, 2023

Here's how you can tell.

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If you're in an abusive relationship, it's challenging to see the signs. Abuse can come in many forms, and often abusers will try to hide their behavior from friends and family.

However, some signs might show abuse is happening. Here are common signs of abuse. If any of these things sound familiar, please reach out for help! You are not alone.

Here are some signs that might show that you are in an abusive relationship:

  1. If your partner is always asking who you're with, this might be a sign of emotional abuse. It is called "monitoring," a way for abusers to control their victim's behavior.
  2. If your partner constantly puts you down or makes fun of you publicly, they might abuse their power. It is "humiliating" and a way for abusers to make their victims feel small and powerless.
  3. If your partner tries to isolate you from friends and family, this could be a sign of abuse. It is "isolating," and it's a way for abusers to control who their victims see and talk to.
  4. You might be in an abusive relationship if your partner is excessively possessive or jealous. This type of behavior is "possessiveness," and it's a way for abusers to control their victim's behavior.
  5. If your partner has ever hit or threatened to hit you, this is unacceptable, and you could deal with an abusive partner. When your partner hits or threatens to harm you, it's a surefire sign of physical and emotional abuse.
  6. Abusers often use fear and blame to control their victims. No one deserves to be abused. You are not responsible for your partner's behavior, no matter how your partner tries to convince you. Your behavior is not what's causing the abuse.

If any of these signs sound familiar, please reach out for help! Many resources are available to help you get out of an abusive situation. You are not alone.

Here are some tips to help you if you are in an abusive relationship:

  1. Only talk to someone you trust. Talking to a close friend of the perpetrator is not a good idea. Your safety is the most important thing…

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