- Gender and Relationships
Being In Abusive Relationship Isn't Always Physical
Not many people realize when they are in an abusive relationship. Most people believe that it is only the physical parts that account for "abuse," but they are very wrong.
A person can be mentally abused by their significant other and it is technically abuse. Being told that you are always the one doing something wrong, you are horrible, you are worthless, you will never amount to anything, etc. These are all signs of mental abuse.
Someone putting you down all the time? Mental abuse. Many people push this aside and try to just sweep it under the rug, but it can cause serious damage. You may start to believe the words that are coming out of the persons' mouth, and that will ruin you forever.
You will start to feel like nothing, act like nothing, and eventually become nothing. It eats away all the good parts to you. Your personality, your lifestyle, the way you care about things, everything. It is like you will be erased as a person.
You won't know what to do anymore. You will slowly just start to fall into this sink hole that just keeps getting bigger, and bigger, until it consumes you.
Please if you feel this is happening to you, call the abuse hotline, or tell a friend/ family member. Do something, so that this doesn't become your whole life. You will regret it if you wait too long, trust me.
I have been through all of this. I have been through physical and mental abuse in a relationship. I honestly feel mental is far worse than physical. You can heal when something is broken, but you can't heal from breakdown. Think about it.