Romantic relationships can be amazing experiences filled with love and affection. They can also be filled with fights and abuse, whether that be physical or emotional. Physical abuse is often more easily seen, with bruises, scrapes, or broken bones. Emotional abuse is harder to view at a glance, so it may take some self-reflection to realize you are in an emotionally abusive relationship. Once you do, it is important that you take steps that protect your emotional wellbeing and mental health, such as leaving the relationship and getting a divorce. If you notice the following behaviors in your relationship, it may be an indication that your relationship is abusive.
In this context, “rushing” is used to mean the other person will try to push past the boundaries that you have set. They may try to move the relationship along faster than you wish and do not show any respect for your comfort. This type of behavior shows that they have a lack of respect for your boundaries and do not think you should be comfortable in the relationship.
If your significant other acts overly petty with great frequency, it can be a warning sign that they are inclined to emotionally abusive behavior. Pettiness can manifest itself by focusing far too much on something that does not merit as much attention as they are giving it and making you feel like you can not do anything right in your life. Repeated criticism and diminishing statements when you make the smallest mistakes is not a good sign.
Sometimes people are having a bad day or get mad at something, and they blame those feelings or circumstances on someone else. If your significant other is constantly blaming you and saying you made a mistake or redirecting their aggression towards you all the time, something needs to change. They also will often build you up but blame everything on their previous relationship and put them down. Shifting the blame to others and not taking responsibility for anything that goes wrong is not healthy.
Some people may feel that they are much more special than everyone else and deserve extra recognition or special treatment in an unreasonable manner. These people believe they should get everything and others should do everything for them. Because of that belief, they are often offended and disappointed that this does not happen. Being in a relationship with this type of person may mean that you will have to deal with someone always viewing their own feelings as much more important than yours.
If you feel you are in an emotionally abusive relationship and need to initiate the divorce proceedings, the lawyers at Mevorah & Giglio Law Offices can help. Our caring DuPage County family law attorneys will work hard for you to make sure your divorce is handled properly. If you would like to set up a free consultation, please contact us at 630-932-9100.
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