So what often happens is that the abuse victim will "take it out" on their significant other.Because they are hypersensitive to minor pain and stress you are likely to be viewed as a surrogate abuser during the downs of a relationship...which you will not like.Emotional abuse is like brainwashing in that it systematically wears away at the victim's self-confidence, sense of self, trust in her perceptions and self-concept.Whenever you begin to doubt your perceptions or your sanity, when you become increasingly depressed, when you begin to isolate yourself from those who are close to you - all these are signs of emotional abuse. Victims of emotional abuse usually come from abusive families where they either witnessed one parent abusing another or where they were emotionally, physically or sexually abused by a parent.I ignored this to my own peril because I was distracted by hot sex or something else.
If he (or she) does ANY of these things, you need to get out and get help.
This information will help the victim understand why she chose to be with an abusive partner in the first place.
She will also need to begin setting clearer limits and boundaries.
However, many abuse victims have never received the help they need.
It is very difficult for an abuse victim to get help because it is so painful to revisit the past.