Toxic relationships abound in our ever increasing narcissistic society. How is a person to know if their boyfriend or girlfriend has emotionally abusive tendencies or worse; a personality disorder?
If you are married and find you are in this type of relationship you will most likely need professional and spiritual help for navigating your path and setting healthy boundaries.
You may read past Toxic Tueday posts to learn what God’s word has to say about toxic relationships.
Recommended books: Boundaries in Marriage http://www.amazon.com/Boundaries-Marriage-Henry-Cloud-ebook/dp/B000SELDB8/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1404135363&sr=8-4&keywords=boundaries+by+cloud+and+townsend
The Verbally Abusive Relationship: How to Recognize It and How to Respond http://www.amazon.com/Verbally-Abusive-Relationship-Recognize-Respond/dp/1558505822/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1404135441&sr=1-2&keywords=verbally+abusive+relationships+by+patricia+evans
This is a very difficult topic to discuss – because you’ve got to be sensitive to people’s feelings, but at the same time, give them a dose of reality.
It’s both disappointing and unfortunate to see how many abusive relationships are happening on a daily basis, and thought to be normal.
It’s important to note that you don’t need physical violence in order to have an abusive relationship. And don’t forget, both men and women can be guilty of this.
If you are made to feel any of the following ways or recognize any of the following things, then you truly need to take a step back, put your emotions aside, and ask yourself what your partner is truly bringing to your life.
– You always feel guilty, but don’t know why.
Is your partner always making you feel as though you did something wrong, but you genuinely can’t understand…
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