It’s difficult to tell whether you’re in an emotionally abusive relationship. If your guy is a sneaky emotional psychopath, he’ll manipulate you, break your heart, and shatter your hopes.
If you’re in a relationship and you’re having that voice in your head telling you “this isn’t right”, there’s a big chance that your men is emotionally abusing you. The harsh truth is that you might not be able to realize this until it’s too late.
Such kind of a man is sly and always gets what he wants. He uses manipulation techniques so as to intimidate you and make you feel unworthy and guilty. He will take your freedom away from you and convince you that you aren’t good enough and you’re too lucky to have him in your life.
Yet, mind that there’s a great possibility you’re allowing all this to happen. You should know that you deserve to be loved and treated better than you’re now. Make sure you’re able to recognize the signs that you’re dealing with a sneaky psychopath and don’t let him tear your heart apart and scar you mentally.
So, these are the 4 red flags showing your guy is an emotional psychopath:
1. He gaslights you.
This is the most obvious form of psychological abuse. It happens when the abuser modifies and invents information as it suits him so as to make you question your intelligence, perception and even sanity. For example, if you find a lipstick mark or you sense another woman’s perfume on his shirt and you try to confront him, he’ll lose his temper and try to convince you that you’re imagining things and even offending him by accusing him of infidelity.
2. Whatever happens, you are the one to blame.
Whatever bad happens in his life, you’ll be the scapegoat. If he has a problem with the authorities, it’s because you tried to accuse him of cheating you again that morning. If he has a bad day at work, it’s your fault because you stressed him out and made him angry the night before. He’ll always try to justify his actions by shifting the blame onto you.
3. He controls and destroys you.
If your guy is an emotional psychopath, he’ll make sure he controls and plays with your mind. In this way, it’ll be easier for him to control you in all aspects and your relationship as well. He’ll create an emotional hell and make you believe that you’re worthless, weak, ugly, and dumb. The moment you start believing this, oh my dear, this manipulative psycho will get what he wants. You’ll begin to doubt your abilities and depend on him to the extent that you will never think about leaving him.
4. He distances you from other people.
This kind of man will do whatever he can to make sure he’s the only one who has an influence on your life. This includes isolating you from your friends and family members. He’ll do that out of fear that your loved ones will take off his mask of a loving and devoted partner and reveal his real face. He’ll also blackmail you emotionally by assuring you that he loves you the most and you don’t need anyone else to be happy and complete as long as you have him.