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How to Slowly Gain Independence in an Abusive Relationship

My childhood friend is married to an emotionally controlling, increasingly paranoid man. What can she put in motion now to assist with her independence later, if it becomes necessary to leave? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 14, 2016 - 18 answers

How can I tell if I'm in an emotionally abusive relationship?

Hi I’m a bisexual female in my 30s in a long-distance monogomous relationship with a man the same age. My boyfriend and I have been dating for 10 months now. We visit each other, talk every day, he is a charming, good looking man and our family and friends get along. However, there are some problems behind this surface and I am begining to wonder if perhaps we are entering into an emotionally abusive dynamic. Though he is funny with his friends, he suffers from depression and doesn’t seem to have the energy to charm me when we are alone. Often after a party he will stonewall me for having unintentionally embarrassing him and when I try to talk about it, he gets very defensive, and fights with me in an angry condescending tone, twisting my words out of their original context, mocking and belittling me. [more inside]
posted by jacobnayar on Jun 7, 2016 - 40 answers

How to bring myself to end this abusive relationship?

I have to end my relationship of a decade, and there are many feelings involved. As a highly-sensitive person, I feel everything so deeply, and after some terrifying behavior lately, I feel like the strength I had built and my determination to leave have gone flat. I feel emotionally on the floor and mentally exhausted. How do I bring myself to end this relationship for my own sanity and healing? [more inside]
posted by Fire on May 24, 2016 - 29 answers

How can you tell if you're being manipulative?

How can you tell if you're being manipulative? [more inside]
posted by triggerfinger on May 19, 2016 - 24 answers

Feeling queasy after meeting up with ex-boyfriend.

An ex of mine was in town recently, and after seeing him again, I feel somewhat off kilter. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 20, 2016 - 32 answers

Surviving a toxic work environment

I have a friend who is having a really tough time dealing with a difficult boss. [more inside]
posted by prefpara on Mar 28, 2016 - 13 answers

Should I ask for acknowledgement and apology?

For an almost 2 years, my wife and I were in a rough spot. She was very often angry, her anger was usually directed at me, and her anger often resulted in name-calling and sometimes worse. She never apologized for or acknowledged anything upsetting she said. As detailed 'inside,' this angry spiral ended abruptly (and surprisingly) after a medical intervention for an unrelated issue. Part of me very much wants to talk to her about this episode. I hope for apology and acknowledgement; I fear that it wouldn't be offered. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 22, 2015 - 40 answers

He's your kid, do as you see fit

Is our neighbour's child being emotionally abused, and if so, what can I do about it? [more inside]
posted by Perodicticus potto on Dec 31, 2014 - 18 answers

Partner's Abusive Ex and Communicating My Boundaries

I need advice on how to explain to my partner why I wont be attending a birthday party for the child she co-parents with her emotionally abusive ex. [more inside]
posted by peterpete on Aug 5, 2014 - 36 answers

Abuse resources near Jacksonville

I'm looking for resources for a young woman looking to leave her abusive household near Jacksonville, Florida. The woman in question is a distant relation of legal age, but still living with her parents.
posted by mkb on Oct 10, 2013 - 5 answers

Resources to help my SO deal with emotionally abusive parents

I'm a Northern American living in a southern European country and married with a child to a local. My husband is a wonderful partner and father, and the textbook definition of someone who will give you the shirt off his back if you need it. Said Southern European country is very much family orientated. For all intents and purposes I think that's generally a fine thing. My in-laws are a horrible source of counterpoint ancedata and their latest outburst has been the proverbial straw across my back. I need resources and information to help me support my SO as well as help him take the final few steps to admitting to himself that they are abusing his sense of familial responsibility and overall caring nature. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 8, 2013 - 13 answers

Tell me how you survived the end of a long relationship.

Last summer I left an emotionally abusive long-term relationship, and I’m still really struggling with loneliness and heartbreak. Hope me. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 7, 2013 - 13 answers

I would tell my BFF to DTMFA

Why am I having so much trouble leaving an emotionally and verbally abusive relationship? Or, tell me about your experience with leaving and how long it took you. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 28, 2013 - 19 answers

Resources for healing from domestic violence?

I am looking for books or websites that are for people after they have left their abusive partner. [more inside]
posted by sockermom on Mar 25, 2013 - 3 answers

How can I cope with a toxic parent while I work to get free?

What can I do to better cope with the mounting stresses of completely cutting ties with an emotionally abusive Mom? I have severe depression, anxiety and other issues. I'm seeking help, but currently inbetween doctors. When things get stressful, I start to crumble. Suggestions very much appreciated. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 12, 2013 - 9 answers

Am I a bad person trying to control my partner?

Am I a terrible person? My partner and I have been dating for 3.5 years, living together for one. In that time, he's cut off contact with two of his friends who were also significant exes. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 6, 2013 - 38 answers

How can I help my friend who is verbally abusive to his partner?

My friends B and N have been together for years. They are happy together, supportive, and good people. But N is regularly verbally abusive to B, in small, sarcastic ways. It makes me (and other friends) uncomfortable. Can I do anything to help? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 25, 2012 - 40 answers

Should I go back?

How do I let go of my relationship without feeling tremendously guilty for not trying again? [more inside]
posted by sockermom on Oct 22, 2012 - 30 answers

Where are all the good guys?

I have started to realize that I am attracted to men who are "bad boys", men who don't have their shit together, who give off a cool vibe, but their lives are just falling apart. The relationships I develop with these men are not healthy, and usually benefit the men with complete disregard of my feelings and emotions. I also noticed that the worse they treat me the more I want to be with them. I realize that this is bad and that I should stop but I keep coming back these men. What can I do to stop this? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 14, 2012 - 29 answers

Will learning to orgasm through masturbation help me through my divorce?

Will learning to orgasm through masturbation help me through my divorce? Female, been married 10 years, left because of verbal abuse, disturbed by reawakening of my sexuality now I'm "old" (nearly 40) and unloved. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 10, 2012 - 12 answers

Memory loss as side effect of emotional abuse?

Is it common to forget specifics of emotional abuse? (potential triggers inside) [more inside]
posted by sockermom on Mar 22, 2012 - 19 answers

Am I turning into an emotional abuser?

Am I repeating my abusive relationship? I had an extremely triggering fight with my boyfriend tonight, but he was the one describing me as "violent." [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 23, 2012 - 28 answers

How did you tell others you were in an abusive relationship?

I realized last night that I need to get out of my emotionally abusive marriage. I'm really scared for a lot of reasons. For those of you who have been in my shoes, how did you "come out" to others about your situation? How did you cope with people who told you you brought it on yourself? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 9, 2011 - 32 answers

Feel guilty for hurting my abuser

How do I deal with guilt, anger, and complicated emotions surrounding cheating on my abusive spouse? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 5, 2011 - 32 answers

Help me bounce back from an emotionally abusive relationship.

I just left an emotionally abusive relationship. And I feel... off. Help? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 23, 2011 - 24 answers

Is my husband's abusive behavior bad enough to leave over?

Is my husband's abusive behavior bad enough to leave over? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 16, 2010 - 51 answers

Tell me about the treatment of abuse in adults.

What are some of the effects of long term child abuse? What methods are used to help adults recovers from the effects of said child abuse? [more inside]
posted by Brandon Blatcher on Oct 28, 2009 - 22 answers

How do you stop your mother from being emotionally abusive?

How do you stop your mother from being emotionally abusive? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 8, 2009 - 49 answers

When you really just need to say No!

How can I convey to my Mother that she is not welcome to be part of my children's lives? (very long, sordid details inside) [more inside]
posted by dancinglamb on Dec 20, 2008 - 54 answers

Should I Stay Or Should I Go?

I have been in a troubled marriage for so long, I have lost perspective on how bad it may or may not be. Outside opinions welcome. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 1, 2006 - 62 answers

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