Did you know that more than 1 in 3 women (35.6%) and more than 1 in 4 men (28.5%) in the U.S. report having experienced rape, physical violence, and/or stalking by an intimate partner in their lifetime? (source)
Worse yet, were you aware that nearly half of all women and men in the US will experience psychological aggression by an intimate partner in their lifetime. (source)?
Emotional abuse often flies under the radar undetected. It’s difficult to see, especially when you’re the one invested in the relationship. It’s also sometimes difficult to prove, making it even more dangerous to escape.
Today I’m going to be sharing some of those difficult to spot relationship red flags we all should be aware of. By the end of this episode, you’ll know what to look for, as well as what to do to stay safe if you notice the trend in your own relationships.
Want to hear the surprising sign that tipped me off that I was in an abusive relationship? I’m covering it at the end of this episode, so stick around.
Red Flags of Abusive Relationships to Watch Out For
Emotional abuse doesn’t just happen with intimate partners. It also can happen between family members, friends, co-workers, and more.
The red-flags I review in detail on this episode include:
- You’re always walking on eggshells
- You constantly need to update them on your whereabouts
- You’re regularly the target of degrading jokes
- You apologize even if you didn’t do anything wrong
- You feel loved and rejected all within a moments notice (love bombing)
- You’re achievements are always belittled
- You have affection, money, or sex withheld from you to punish you
- You feel sorry for them
- You’re always suprised by changes of plans
- You sometimes feel like you’re going crazy (gaslighting)
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If any of these signs I’ve listed today sounds familiar, get help. contact the National Domestic Abuse Hotline at 800-799-7233. If being on the phone is not an option, you could also visit their website https://www.thehotline.org/ and use the online chat feature.
Have you survived emotional abuse? What was your most surprising sign? Leave a comment below or tag me on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter. I just may feature your comment on a future episode.
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