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  1. Hi to everyone reading this post! I really need some advice with this. I have been friends with this guy for over 8 years now since we were in highschool and we all were 14. We know his girlfriend quite well and she became a part of our group since he has been with her for over 4 years now and she has been really opening up to us for over a year because she was shy before. I became good friends with her since her and me have alot in common. It began like small fights they had in our discord voice chat. Little arguments about stupid stuff one person said and the other person took it the wr
  2. I don't know if I should bring it up to my family doctor or my therapist... I brought it up to my therapist in passing and we didn't expand on that, but I feel like I'm having physical effects from the memories of the past year in particular. I believe my husband is narcissistic and was emotionally abusive to me... I feel like I should feel relief during the divorce process, but I continue to have disturbed sleep, feeling like I'm back in the moments of being bullied, and extreme fear at even seeing his family members texting to check on me. Also, I lost about thirty pounds before leaving my h
  3. I have practically no contact with my mother and any contact I do have is her emotionally abusing me, it's been on and off like this since I was 5 and my parents split and I moved in with my dad- when I was younger physical abuse too. I've lived with my dad since and he seemed to stop caring or 'parenting' me around 1-3 years ago. He is also emotionally abusive. I want to not care about my relationship with them but somehow I always do and just continually end up upset, it's effecting my personal life more and more. What can I do to stop caring?
  4. Hi, Does this sound like an emotionally abusive relationship? 2.5 year relationship (cohabitated for a year) - 30 me (F) and 32 (M). Actually met through his cousin 3 years ago, his cousin always liked me and wanted to be with me but we ended up having a connection and got into a serious relationship instead. Now I’m doubting our connection my sister said he seems emotionally abusive, but she’s always been known to be over dramatic. Examples of things that make me unhappy in this relationship: - Secretive conversations will his female friends (would have video calls with the
  5. Long story short. Enjoyed the company of a 'friend' who I think, might have been emotionally abusive. I didn't realise it at the time, but i endured yelling, put downs and humiliation in front of others. Their behaviour suddenly turned around at one point, and i took this as a clue that they were romantically attracted to me, like i was to them. Then suddenly this person leaves without a goodbye and i have never heard from them again. I feel used, disrespected and a fool (why wasn't i smarter?). This hurt me as i thought i cared about this person, thought i was building a rapport with them
  6. I recently got out of an emotionally abusive relationship and was moving on nicely until a month later a saw that my ex was in a relationship on facebook. I suddenly felt obligated to warn her. He blocked me on facebook shortly after (probably to keep me quiet), and I blocked his number. I feel that I should message his girlfriend and warn her of the abuse I experienced and to look for signs. Should I go forward with the message or leave it be?
  7. I've been writing about my life, and it's made me revisit the past. Injustices. Emotionally abusive relationships. Rape even. Parental neglect. Narcissistic parent. And suddenly, I've become so internally anger. Yes I know to visit a therapist- I will. Yes I also know anger can be a positive thing, it means one step towards healing. And yes I know anger is probably repressed hurt. What I dont know how to do is cope with it. I live with someone and can't comfortably punch my pillow in private. I'm already writing about it. It's just all consuming. I wasn't ready for this. Have you ever ha
  8. Hi there, posting because something's up with me, after a devastating few years of emotional abuse and toxic workplace I have moved on and begun to meet nice people again at work and out of work But I'm aware of a fear of letting them get close to me, hoping it'll get easier with practice I feel uncomfortable when people around me are loose, relaxed and having fun, feel like I'd prefer them to be unfriendly, aloof and formal, I feel uncomfortable when people are fooling around and want me to join in I guess it'll get easier with time.... I had become accustomed to not trusting people and k
  9. I broke up with my boyfriend 3 weeks ago. He was sweet as pie throughout our relationship. We broke up and he moved out because he didn't want to get a job and work. When he left he became emotionally abusive and began to lie about me around town.Two days ago I found out I am 6 weeks pregnant. I dreaded telling him beause I just knew he would be mean. I told him the day I found out. He acted okay and was dry about it. He called back the next day and told me that he is moving to California and I need to co parent with his mother. I told him No and he began to curse me out and say emotionally a
  10. So to make this brief, I've known a woman for many years; most of them spent acting as a close friend and confidant, often offering advice, a shoulder to cry on, or simply an ear when she needed someone to listen to her. We've had feelings for one another for the lion's share of that time, but we were never able to act upon those until comparatively recently. We quickly realized that we're a lot a like; we think alike, have the same interests, and even have very similar overall life goals. Frankly we even know what the other is thinking the vast majority of the time, and this often lead into c
  11. Hello everyone, I am posting this in hopes to get an unbiased answer from people. Okay so I have 2 kids from a previous relationship (11 & 9) and I also have a 3 year old with my now fiancé. My kids & I have always lived in Kansas around my parents & their dad & friends, as well as extended family. My fiancé works in the wind industry & used to travel but after our 3 year old was born he got a permanent position in our home town! So all was well for the last 2.5 years. We had a home1/2 block from the boys school, they had friends that lived next door, were on great sports t
  12. So, I feel like several times in a day my boyfriend would do liitle things, I would interpret them in a normal way but he would convince me that I'm in the wrong and I would feel like I'm going crazy. This is why I would like to ask other people what they think about this example: A week ago I came back home with my boyfriend. I'm staying at a friends house( which is out of town) because I can't stand his parents, and he's staying with his parents, because they would get upset if he stayed with me. This evening he walked me to my friends house and I invited him upstairs. I wanted to watch a
  13. Do all relationships have to be slighly emotionally abusive? Ones with family, friends, colleagues. Is it possible to have these without people being mean on purpose, just to hurt you, from time to time? Intentionally hurting or belittling? Doing something mean just to show someone their place ot teach them a lesson? Or taking it out on them without apologizing later? Is it possible to be close to someone and not do that passive agressive thing at all? Every time that happens, I feel like just leaving. In a relationship, in family, at work. People normally just let it go. But s
  14. Hi everyone, About 7 months ago, I got out of a long, toxic relationship. I cut contact with my ex, who did everything in her power to emotionally abuse me. I can't begin to describe everything she did, and I cringe every time I think about it. Since then, I got a new full time job that pays well and I have a good life. But for some reason, I still feel very lonely, and downright depressed. I push lots of women away, because I have trust issues when it comes to women. I know I shouldn't have that, but right now, I can't help it. I try my best to be active, for example today, I went to f
  15. I've never done a forum before but I'm in dire need of other opinions outside of my own and my boyfriends. I've been with my boyfriend for 2 years and we fell madly in love during his separation from his ex wife. Early on in the height of the honeymoon phase I realized how jealous and insecure he is by his reactions to anything to do with my POS ex and any other topic that relates to another man. When we first met I stopped getting on Facebook and making posts (totally my own decision because I've had relationship issues because of facebook) so I told him I did that out of respect and effort t
  16. Rationally I know he is emotionally abusing me, he is diagnosed NPD and I really want to leave. I don't need to discuss this issue. I just literally physically cannot leave. It's been 5 months of trying to leave now. I plan a day when to leave, pack my bags and go to my parents house. And just send him text that's over. It's not nice, but people who lived with NPD partner will understand this decision. Every single time I try to leave, I just can't. I am beginning to loathe myself even more than him because of this, I am so pathetic. The point of this question is - what do I do when I get v
  17. My ex finally told me why he broke up with me. Long story short, he was very hurt and resentful of the fact that I didn't do some things he wanted me to do. But the thing is, he never asked me to do them. An example of this would be not going to a music festival with him that I wasn't able to attend because of money (a couple thousand dollars for VIP tickets, hotel, flight, etc). The concert apparently meant a lot more to him than I thought. I knew he loved going to this every year but I didn't realize how important it was for me to be there because he always went with a group of close fri
  18. I am 32 years old, I have had very few romantic relationships.The one romantic relationship I allowed last year was with someone, unsurprisingly, emotionally abusive. I have been in therapy on and off since I was 15. My parents are both functional alcoholics in denial who, since I was around 10 years of age have binge drank wine every evening. They always went to work (hence the functional) and believe they do not have a problem. My problem is I have never really been able to get off the ground from their constant emotional abuse and verbally blaming me for any and everything. I have not foun
  19. Greetings everyone, as the title stated. I had a few questions, I'm just wondering and I wanted to hear a few opinions. It would mean allot, if you were to be able to give your inputs and shed some light if possible! And please, don't hesitate to be blunt and honest if need be. I'm only posting it in this thread, because I feel as if it relates to it. Alright, so my situation is. I'm not sure, where to begin or how to put it into words. Basically, I feel as if my ex may or may have not been intentionally emotionally abusing me for the hell of it, knowing that I'm extremely forgiving. I'm still
  20. I'm 24, she is 20. We live about 13 hours away from each other. We've been dating for about two months and already problems are arising. I'm a hypochondriac, and I have alot of anxiety (that is being treated) and I have been emotionally abused in the past. She has had a rough upbringing and her family life is less than stellar. She also has mental illness as well. It helps me to express my worries and my anxiety to her, to really anyone that will listen. I was always told talking about it helps. Lately, we have been fighting because she tells me that I pile my problems onto her and that she fe
  21. I have known so many guys that hate women just because they've either had bad luck or met the wrong girls. Most of them hate women just because they've never had a gf before and they blame that on the girls. Or they'll develop strong feelings for a girl that they KNOW they have no chance with (b/c these girls TELL them they don't like them in that way) and then turn on women as a whole b/c they couldn't win this particular girl over. Women on the other hand will take neglect, physical and emotional abuse, rape, or just being used in general and still have hope in men. I just don't get it! Does
  22. Many of you know the story of my life. I can’t seem to place my dad on a level of abuse scale. He did deny us necessities of life like food and clothing . He heaped mental and emotional abuse on us but 99% of the physical abuse was saved for our mom. He did try to sexually fondle me once but saw the look of horror on my face immediately stopped and never did it again. ( non of my family knows that detail) He committed parental kidnapping. I have no emotional feeling about any of it most of the time due to treatment, occasionally I get angry when he adds strife to my life. I feel though
  23. Hi everyone, I’m reaching out because I’m feeling really broken and don’t know what to do. I used to lurk this forum back in high school years ago and people here tend to give great advice I’m 24 and I’ve never had a mutual relationship. I’ve never had anyone give me the love I deserve. As I look back on it, all of my relationships lasted only a few months and I’ve always been the one who put in the effort, I don’t think anyone’s ever truly wanted to be with me. Now that I’ve graduated and become successful I feel that that’s probably why I get more attention, but nobody’s ever been seri
  24. I was wondering what were your stages of an emotionally abusive ex. My ex and me dated for 9 months, I would be abusive at bad times but we also had a lot of good connections and good times. I am going to therapy now, we broke up around 2 months and 2.5 weeks ago i started begging her to get her back and kept messaging her. I’m blocked on everything, and would start emailing her with no response. She says she loves being single and is with a guy. She said our relationship was a puppy dog one, that she never loved me and that it was just because it was her first. I’ve started to not
  25. Hi, So I just got out of this emotionally abusive relationship with this angry guy. I think deep down I know he wasn't the one for me and I've accepted that. Lately I've been looking back and noticing that I wanted all of our cute moments, but that didn't mean I necessarily wanted them with him... I just wanted them in general. This has gotten me curious about maybe getting back out there. Thing is, I've opened myself completely to my ex and I feel exhausted thinking that I have to do it all over again. He knows about my struggles and my family and doesn't judge me and I'm terrified
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