Signs your Relationship is Emotionally Abusive

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Has your relationship made a turn for the worse lately? Do you have questions on whether or not you have or are being emotionally abused? If you fear that abuse is a factor in your relationship we at Larsen Law Firm in Provo want you to seek the proper help you need. We can help you in ending your marriage with an experienced divorce attorney. To aid you in getting the help you need we have provided some signs to look out for when a relationship becomes emotionally abusive.



When you are in an emotionally abusive relationship you will find that your significant other is discouraging rather than supportive in most situations. Healthy relationships are supportive. Those in them don’t always agree on plans or next steps, but they hear each other out respectfully. A non-abusive partner is happy when opportunities come your way. If this doesn’t sound like your relationship it is a good note to make and hopefully encouragement for change.


Constant Criticism

Your significant other should be the one person you can rely on to admire you and praise your efforts/actions/ and looks. If you find that your partner is breaking you down rather than building you up you may be a victim of emotional abuse. Constant criticism of your physical and mental self can do damage psychologically


The Chaos outweighs the Balance

When thinking about your relationship do you find that there are more chaotic moments rather than balanced/neutral moments? When healthy couples find themselves in these unpleasant phases, they focus on setting things right. They strive for peace in the relationship because that’s when they’re at their best. Conversely, emotionally abusive relationships thrive on turmoil. They rarely feel peaceful or balanced.


Passing the Blame

We as humans are not perfect. At times we will all have moments of error and need to take responsibility for these moments, especially in a relationship. When you spouse is quick to just pass the blame onto you for every little unpleasant event then you could be experiencing emotional abuse.


We at Larsen Law care about you and your emotional well-being. If you feel like you are being emotionally abused we advise you to seek the help of family, friends, and therapists to help you through the situation.

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