7 Red Flags of an Emotionally Abusive Partner

No one willingly chooses to be abused, so practice some self-compassion and remember your worth.

Created by Katrell Faison and Jaleel & Nicole

They Constantly Check in on You

“Before you know it, you feel trapped, confined, no longer a free person as they become more and more controlling.”

Beverly Engel, psychotherapist and author of The Emotionally Abusive Relationship

They Undermine Your Strengths

They Are Overly Critical of Your Actions

They Never Take Responsibility for Their Actions

They Make You Question Your Reality

“In time, self-doubt creates a loss of trust in your perception and judgment, making you all the more vulnerable to a partner who wants to control you.”

Carol A. Lambert, psychotherapist and author of Women with Controlling Partners

They Withhold Things to Punish You

“Most people equate abusive behavior with the infliction of harm. In this case, it’s the withholding or absence of what a person deserves to experience in a relationship that makes it abusive,”

Lisa Ferentz, licensed clinical social worker and educator

They Isolate You From Everyone You Know

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