Abusive Relationships Quotes (94 quotes)
9 Signs Your Partner Is Verbally Abusive, According To Experts, So Be Careful
When I was a teenager, I was addicted to Lifetime movies. We had really limited cable, so I ended up watching a ton of what my friends jokingly referred to as the "woman in peril" channel. Honestly, it earned the name. It seemed like every movie was about a beautiful but naive woman who falls for the wrong man and has to fight for her freedom. They were an over-the-top guilty pleasure — but what they weren't was subtle. When I started dating, these movies didn't exactly prepare me to look for the signs your partner is verbally abusive that could often be more covert and difficult to discern.
How do you recognize emotional abuse in your marriage?
You probably know many of the more obvious signs of mental and emotional abuse. The abuser could be your spouse or other romantic partner.
How can you put up with that? Why do you stay? Meredith, a former domestic violence advocate, and juvenile probation supervisor is a survivor of domestic abuse. I embraced poverty. I stayed in a shelter. I got orders of protection. And yet, the intimidation continued.