Emotional abuse is when your emotions are controlled for the abusers benefit. This is a common form of abuse for a sociopath. They do not have the same range of emotions , they do not feel guilt or remorse or shame for their actions. They can and will use fake love to manipulate you and fear to control you. There are many different types of emotional abuse.
Putting you down in front of others.
Lying to you
Being manipulative or deceptive, shouting and ranting isolating you from others , slandering your name and telling lies about you.
Playing the victim
False accusations and allegations.
Physical Abuse :
Physical abuse is when someone uses physical force to hurt you . You need to pay special attention when a sociopath / psychopath becomes physically violent. Being without a conscience this could very quickly escalate into a situation that could result in the loss of your life . If this is happening to you make sure that you get out safely , contact a domestic violence agency in your area for support and help , and most importantly tell someone. Examples of physical abuse
Sexual abuse is when you are cohurst ,forced ,or exploited in a sexual way . Sexual abuse includes.
Rape forcing or encouraging you to do sexual acts that you are not comfortable with knocking your body or your sexuality. There is strong evidence that sexual assault alongside physical assault put you at a very high risk of serious harm that could be fatal.
How many of the above did you experience in your relationship?
You might not realize until you see the above list just how abusive your relationship was. You might still be in the delusional stage when you are in denial and still focused on the hearts and roses and the empty promises provided by the abuser. Abuse never gets better it only gets worse over time. If you are being abused it is time to get out, stay out, establish no contact and focus on recovery and healing. If you are finding it difficult to find yourself after the abuse of the relationship please see a health professional either your doctor or a trained therapist where you can work through what has happened to you. Realize that you are not the person to help your abuser. You are the victim and as such you are not in position to help your abuser even if you are qualified to do so. You are too close to the source, even if your partner promises to change do not be pulled back in by this. An abuser rarely changes. Statistics have showed someone seriously abused will attempt to leave their abuser 11 Times before getting out of the relationship.
Financial Abuse :
Financial abuse is where your abuser uses money to control you, manipulate you, and stop you from owning money or controls how you spend your money. Many people who have been financially abused have lost jobs been left in debt, and some have even lost their homes.
Obtaining money by deception
Withholding money from you,
Preventing you from working.
Taking financial responsibility that directly affects you borrowing money, saying that they will pay it back when they have no intention of doing so.
pressuring you to pay by deception making you feel that if you pay for them they will do something for you or that they will stay with you
Isolating you from your own money using emotional abuse to destabilize you so that they can take control of your money ,
Using your credit cards without your permission
Financial /Emotional blackmail, making you account for every penny that you spend ,sabotaging your job making you miss work or calling you constantly while you are at work,
Restricting or withholding access to basic necessities like food clothing or shelter.