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How To Convince Someone To Leave An Abusive Relationship

Melinda Venessa

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Knowing that your friend or loved one is involved with a controlling or abusive partner can be very disturbing and scary since you don’t  know what is going to happen to them in the next minute. The naked truth is that many people are in abusive relationships, from the severest form to the least, even in its subtlest form. A relationship is abusive if it inflicts emotional, physical, or psychological trauma on an individual. Abuse can also include threats, isolation, and intimidation.

Most people in abusive relationships have normalized it and come to terms with it. Truth be told, when you decide to date someone, that does not give them power or dominion over you because you are not entitled to them, neither do they have the permission to abuse you on whatever level. Abuse in a relationship is a sign that your partner does not respect you, and that should not be persevered. You need to be kind to yourself and leave immediately.

1. Discuss the relationship with your loved one

Be supportive of your loved one, but you also need to know that the decision to come out of that abusive relationship comes from the victim themselves. You can also express your feelings without necessarily criticizing either the abuser or victim. You can tell them how scared and worried you are about their safety with sincerity and this will help them consider their situation through your eyes. Ask them how they feel with their abuser’s controlling acts. This will encourage the victim to reflect on how they are being treated.

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2. Help them cope with their situation

Encourage them to get outside by hanging out with them. This will help with their mental health by relaxing their minds. You can also show them extra love and attention to make them feel valued and loved. This will assist in building their self-esteem. Also, suggest to them the idea of seeking expertly advice either from a therapist, or a domestic violence expert.

3. Treat them well

Be patient and supportive and let them do things at their own pace. Take time to listen to them and allow them to vent out their emotions. Also, validate their feelings with care and allow them to be upset without blaming or judging them and respect them too

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