Emotional Abuse: Identifying the Signs, Breaking the Cycle

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Disclaimer: This post was written from a female’s perspective because the author was writing from personal experience. The piece is informative, but in most ways therapeutic for the writer.

The Breakdown

Emotional abuse is difficult to detect with the untrained eye.  The wounds are deep and continually reopened.  The abuser usually knows all of your deepest secrets, fears, and passions.  He knows your strengths, your weaknesses, and your heart’s desire.  He desperately needs you to need him!  No matter what you ask of the abuser, those requests will positively remain unanswered.  Emotional abusers may be both men and women.  Regardless, if you think you are in an abusive relationship, the first thing you must do is identify the signs.

17073_wpm_hires (1)Typically, the abused will endure the pain over a long period of time, and may often try unsuccessfully, to put an end to the vicious cycle. My memoir, Broken Glasstells the…

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