An emotionally and psychologically abusive relationship can leave you feeling inferior, incompetent, and even cause you to question your sanity. While it may seem almost impossible at times to leave it, the truth is, your perspective on yourself and your potential will change a great deal when you are removed from a source of continual disapproval and criticism. Here are 5 things you can look forward to experiencing away from the emotionally and psychologically abusive relationship:
1. Your will be able to focus on other aspects of your life. It is amazing how much time and energy goes into maintaining and dealing with an emotionally abusive relationship. Once your energy is turned away from how to keep your partner from being angry or critical of you, it can be directed toward your dreams, goals, concerns, and aspirations.
2. You will feel more competent and secure in your decisions and judgments. When you are no longer subject to your partner telling you that you are worthless, incompetent, or even crazy, you will discover that you can make good decisions, and that your ways of doing things actually do work just fine.
3. Your relationships with others will improve. When you are wrapped up in your own misery, dealing with huge problems in your own life, it prevents you from being able to truly focus and check in to the concerns and issues of others. This prevents you from being able to make the kind of emotional investment that promotes a mutually giving friendship or family relationship.
4. Your feelings of dread will abate. You will no longer be coming home to explain yourself or defend against the criticism of your partner and will begin to feel a greater sense of ease in your own environment.
5. Your depression symptoms will improve. While not all of your depression may be a result of your emotionally and psychologically abusive relationship, chances are that it has impacted you more than you realize. Being away from the constant barrage of negative messages about you will do a lot to help you overcome depressed emotions.