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However, a variety of studies show that men and women abuse each other at equal rates.* In fact, emotional abuse can occur in any relationship — between parent and child, in friendships, and with relatives. It involves a regular pattern of verbal offense, threatening, bullying, and constant criticism, as well as more subtle tactics like intimidation, shaming and manipulation.Emotional abuse is used to control and dominate the other person, and quite often it occurs because the abuser has childhood wounds and insecurities they haven't dealt with — perhaps as a result of being abused themselves.Dating Emotional Predators: Signs to Look Out For by Shahida Arabi Dating an emotional predator, a narcissist, a sociopath or anyone else who has the potential to be an abusive or toxic influence in your life is a devastating emotional roller coaster of highs and lows.Although many abusers tend to unfold and reveal their true selves long after they’ve already reeled their victims in, there are some key signs to look out for when dating someone that can foreshadow their future behavior. Abusers want to control and manipulate their victims, so they will find covert ways to maintain control over you psychologically.Emotional abuse, verbal abuse, and domestic violence are on the rise, especially among young people.The risk of falling into an abusive relationship is greater than ever.Patty Blue Hayes, an author and life coach specializing in heartbreak recovering, wrote in an article for Your Tango that 'their calm demeanor and your heightened emotion or sensitivity may trick you into doubting yourself'.An emotional manipulator will never apologize; instead, they will blame you and make you start to doubt your emotions.
Unlike physical abuse which rears its ugly head in dramatic outbursts, emotional abuse can be more insidious and elusive.It might seem incredible that someone is so besotted with you after just one date, but it’s actually a red flag for dubious behavior and unwarranted attachment.It’s not normal to be in contact with someone 24/7 especially if you’ve only gone on a couple of dates with them.However, Beatty Cohan, a psychotherapist and author based both in New York and Saraosta, Florida, said there are clear signs your partner is an emotional manipulator, explaining that once you start noticing them, you need to leave the relationship immediately, before it becomes any more toxic.The author of For Better, For Worse, Forever: Discover the Path to Lasting Love explained that people in these types of relationships aren't miserable all of the time; there can be bouts of time when things are going great, and that's when confusion really sets in.'You feel like you are on a roller coaster ride,' Beatty said, noting that 'the earlier you get out, the better' because you'll find yourself in a circular relationship that wears you down and makes you feel bad about yourself.