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How Can I Fall Out Of Love With My Verbally Abusive Husband
Love goes where sent: That may seem odd but think about it. Love is a choice we make based on the experiences we have with each other. That may happen sooner or much later in a relationship. A great many feelings are involved in the choice and come from that relationship. So we choose love. The reverse is equally true, when negative experiences dominate. A few good things left make it hard to let love go. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My husband -verbally abusive & money controlling. He's angry about the yrs. I stayed home w/3 girls.. Am working What can I do , he's so resentful .
Strengthen yourself: AVOID self-blame. Focus on getting emotionally stronger yourself and less on your husband's behavior. Set limits as to what you will accept from him. Seek the help of a mental health professional. As you get stronger his misdirected anger will likely get worse until he backs down and adjusts. Peace and good health. ...Read more
You took first step: No matter how many other fine qualities you have, if you cannot control your angry words, you will end up losing both your friends and your family. Get with your physician and from there to a sane counselor. There are behavioral tricks / thinks you can practice. I am very glad you recognize the need to change; too many lives are ruined because people are less sensible than you. ...Read more
My husband is abusive I'm disabled and have no one Don't know what to do so that I'm ok on my own. ?
Can you tell me how can one know if a person has the tendency to abuse (physically, mentally, emotionally, verbally)?
You'll know: The common characteristic of these people is that they make you responsible for their emotional well-being. You can't do this, and they turn nasty and controlling. Just avoid these people, or get out when this starts to show. ...Read more
What to do if I have seen so many women who tolerate abuse, cheating, violence from their significant others because they love them?
Sometimes: people confuse love with addictive relationships.Get a more detailed answer ›
Difficult situation: If there has been violence or you feel you are in danger, it's time to plan your escape. A phone call to your physician and/or law enforcement and/or your local help people is in order. If your husband is mentally ill, your physician, or his, can help. Do not accept mistreatment. Be brave and discerning. ...Read more
Are you an adult?: I am going to assume that you have tried pretending to love her, and that you've talked with your physician about the possibility of family therapy. One real option is to plan an intervention with everyone else in the nuclear family -- confront her and agree to stick together. People like this seldom change & escaping may be best. In a free country, you cannot be required to see / visit with her. ...Read more
If two partners willingly use abusive language during sex and finds it pleasurable, does that mean they do not actually love each other?
Many varieties: There are countless varieties of sexual activity, and these may or may not be accompanied by feelings of love. The two are not identical. Abusive language can be demeaning. One partner can submit to the other, or both can enjoy abusing each other. This is not everyone's cup of tea, and may represent unhealthy attitudes towards one's self, sex, or one's sexual partner. ...Read more
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