I’m In An Emotionally Destructive Relationship
“While we can all sin against others causing hurt occasionally, what makes a relationship destructive is a repetitive pattern of sin, and a lack of awareness, remorse or significant change.” Leslie Vernick
How Do I Know If I’m In An Emotionally Destructive Relationship?
An emotionally destructive relationship may not leave broken bones or visible bruises but it steals self-worth, causes insecurity and fear, demeans the individual and leaves invisible scars on the soul, bringing about hopelessness.
Perhaps you are reading this and thinking, “I don’t know if I’m in a destructive relationship. Maybe this is normal and I’m the one who is making something out of nothing.” Would you take this first step in evaluating whether you are in an emotionally destructive relationship?
Leslie Vernick has developed an online questionnaire to help you determine if you are in an emotionally destructive relationship. Click here to complete the questionnaire online. Be honest and open as you answer the questions. Did this questionnaire help you to see more clearly what constitutes abuse? What did you learn about your relationship? If from answering the questions you can see you are in an unhealthy, abusive or destructive relationship you have a decision to make. You need to know that emotional abuse often escalates into physical abuse.
Reach Out To Someone For Help
You may feel helpless and hopeless. Those feelings are empowered when you keep the abuse a secret. Please reach out to someone you trust, today. Let them help you in knowing your next step. Don’t let the “what if’s” or fear be a trap that keeps you in a destructive relationship.
Isaiah 40:29 says, “He gives power to the faint; and to them that have no might He increases strength.”
Laura Baker is the founder and president of Prasso Ministries. Laura has devoted her life to helping women who have experienced hurt, discouragement and bitterness. She developed Prasso, a 12-week teaching program, to help bring healing and change to thousands of women.