Leaving an abusive relationship is never easy, and it takes considerable emotional strength to get out.
Leaving an abusive relationship is never easy, and it takes considerable emotional strength to get out. The psychological abuse take a serious toll, and the victims of abuse are often considerably depleted by the time they arrive at the decision to end the relationship. Knowing that the break up will be an uphill battle, many feel it is too difficult. This is especially the case if the abuser has made threats pertaining to children, financial devastation, or ruining the abusee's reputation.
Even if you have never experienced a psychologically abusive relationship personally, you may have a friend or family member who has been impacted by a relationship that negatively affected their self-esteem, and stripped away their sense of worth. Often there are no bruises or name-calling, and psychological abuse goes unidentified, leaving the victims of these types of relationships feeling completely confused and powerless. Too many people remain unaware and vulnerable to mistreatment in a relationship
Leaving an abusive relationship requires the same discipline as an alcoholic or drug addict. You have to gain the courage and determination to say enough is enough and run, don't walk away. You and only you will know when that time comes.