If you are in an emotionally abusive relationship for a long time, you may loose your ‘inner compass’ and can become convinced that you are worthless, and that is all your fault, and you feel like you have nowhere else to go.
Try to honestly answer this questions to yourself:
- Is your ultimate fear to be left alone, without no one to love you?
- Do you sacrifice your own wishes, just to please your partner?
- Do you become more submissive after your partner abuses?
- Do you felt obligated to have sex, just to avoid arguments?
If you are in a relationship wherein emotional abuse happens everyday, the effects are dangerous than any form of abuse because it can be frequent. Emotional abuse can be subtle, it makes you feel that you are the problem or it is your problem. It makes you doubt your self-worth and affects your self-esteem also.
Here are the negative effects of long-term emotional abuse:
- Low self-esteem
- Emotional Stress
- Health Problems
- Alcohol or drug use
You may seem introverted, quiet, or may appear confident and extrovert, which is an act to fool the outside world so that you can hide the humiliation you are experiencing. You may have deliberately chosen not to seek help but decided to deal with it. But ongoing contact can drag you back in the abusive situation again and again.
So if your partner is unwilling to seek help or knowledge, you must try to do something about it.
The recovery process is long and painful. In the end, you may decide to hurt yourself, it may influence your mentality. It may result to suicide when dealing with a long-term emotional abuse. You would become fearful and feel undeseving and unlovable.
If only you would seek proper counseling, this chain of suffering could be stopped once and for all.