Emotional or physical abuse in relationships is often more widespread than we realize. In fact, it’s been reported that around sixty percent of women have experienced some form of emotional or physical abuse at some point in their current or past relationships. Besides, women, men, are also been reported to be abusive relationships, though it’s less common.
When you’ve been in a relationship, regardless, if it’s a healthy or unhappy one, ending it is a tough decision to make for most people. Things get particularly harder when you’re in an emotionally abusive relationship. In fact, it’s been said that getting out from an emotionally abusive relationship is more complicated than any other kinds of unhealthy relationships that involve domestic abuse or other forms of violence. Of course, emotional or physical abuse isn't the sole reason to end an unhealthy relationship; it’s simply the logical thing to do. However, it’s possible to end an unhealthy relationship, and it is necessary. But, there are two options left, 1) Stay in the relationship; and 2) Walk away.
Nonetheless, if you’re in an emotionally abusive relationship that has no possibility of revival, here are three steps to leave the relationship, once and for all:
1. Ask For Help
Some things aren't easy to do and ending an unhealthy relationship is one of those things. This particularly true when emotional abuse is involved. But, the situation will certainly improve if you asked for help. Asking for assistance can give you the encouragement that you desperately need and the support to say, “Enough is enough.”
2. Cut All Ties
This is one of the most critical steps in terminating an unhealthy or abusive relationship. Cut all kind of ties and connections are a very effective way to get out from an emotionally abusive relationship. It means to remove your boyfriend or girlfriend from your mind and life. Don’t keep in touch, don’t call, don’t e-mail, don't text, and don’t even drunk dial after clubbing the whole Friday night.
3. Get Back Yourself In The Dating Scene
Despite being in unhealthy or abusive relationships, we see people end their relationships. There is a big reason behind it. And it is loneliness. People are scared of being alone. Some men and women think that they won’t be able to be in a relationship again. In these circumstances, combating that loneliness is the antidote. So, get yourself back out there in the dating scene. Meet new people, go out and try new things, and treat yourself to fun and excitement. Hangout with your friends, and don’t be shy to ask one of your friends or coworkers to introduce you to his or her cousin. The sooner you realize that you aren’t destined to remain single all through your life, the less likely you’ll regret your decision to end your dysfunctional relationship or marriage and make you return to it, which made your life so miserable in the first place.
When you’re in a relationship, and found yourself in an abusive relationship, ending it always the smart thing to do, even if you run the risk of being alone for some time. But, it will open the doors of real happiness in the future.