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5 Signs You Are In an Emotionally Abusive Relationship

Emotionally abusive relationships can be harder to recognize than physically abusive ones. Although it is harder to determine an emotionally abusive relationship, they can be just as dangerous as a physically abusive relationship. Ronald E. Riggio Ph.D., a contributor writer for Psychology Today., has some signs of an emotionally abusive relationship. These signs can help you determine if you or someone you know is in an emotionally abusive relationship. 

  1. You walk on eggshells
  2. Your partner can express emotions (and opinions), but you can't
  3. Your partner mistrusts you (and your emotions) 
  4. You can't discuss relationship problems and issues 
  5. You feel constantly confused and trapped

Click here to read more about these warning signs of an emotionally abusive relationship. 


Chris Massman is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Agoura Hills, CA. She graduated Phillips Graduate Institute with a Master of Arts in Psychology in 2014 and received her Chemical Dependency Specialty in 2014. Today, she practices Congnitive-behavioral therapy to help individuals, couples, and families identify and overcome a variety of unique challenges.