Thursday, July 23, 2015

Say no to abuse; you are special

Domestic violence and abuse can happen to anyone, yet the problem is often overlooked, excused, or denied. This is especially true when the abuse is psychological, rather than physical. When you find yourself being too careful not to hurt your partner; when you can no longer be yourself in his or her presence, you are psychologically abused and manipulated. No one should live in fear of the person they love.
When you are in a relationship with someone you love and instead of your partner helping to build you up, he or she uses every negative word to make you feel you are the worst and most useless person on planet earth, it's time for you to pause and think. That person is out to crush your spirit and stop you from moving on. He can give you the whole world, that is not an acceptable reason for you to be abused. Verbal abuse kills faster than physical abuse. Never let anyone get you to believe negatives about you. You are special and God will give you someone who will know and appreciate you better. Say no to every form of abuse. He/she may not hit you with a stick, but those negative words are gradually destroying you.  Emotionally abusive relationships can destroy your self-worth, lead to anxiety and depression, and make you feel helpless and alone
Does your partner often criticize and put you down? Does he or she always make you believe that others are better humans than you? Does he or she ignore or put down your accomplishments?The aim of emotional abuse is to chip away at your feelings of self-worth and independence. If you’re the victim of emotional abuse, you may feel that there is no way out of the relationship or that without your abusive partner you have nothing. An abuser will do everything he or she can to make you feel bad about yourself or defective in some way. After all, if you believe you're worthless and that no one else will want you, you're less likely to leave. Insults, name-calling, shaming, and public put-downs are all weapons of abuse designed to erode your self-esteem and make you feel powerless.
You may think that physical abuse is far worse than emotional abuse, since physical violence can send you to the hospital and leave you with scars. But, the scars of emotional abuse are very real, and they run deep. In fact, emotional abuse can be just as damaging as physical abuse—sometimes even more so.

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