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Welcome to Episode 141 of the Being Human Podcast: Seven Signs of Emotional Abuse (A Relationship Series, Part Four)
In this week’s episode, Dr. Greg continues the series on relationships, this time exploring aspects of emotional abuse in relationships while highlighting seven warning signs that can help you know when it’s time to get support.
Highlights from the episode:
Emotional abuse as being on a spectrum and the need for understanding nuances of what it looks like in individual relationships;
The seven signs of emotional abuse as guideposts for discerning what difficulties in your relationship mean;
Distinguishing between expression of negative emotions and verbal abuse;
A vocation to marriage (or the discernment of a relationship leading towards marriage) as good insofar as it serves our relationship with God;
Our capacity to have a deep interior experience of relationship between ourselves and God as part of our dignity as humans;
How the failure of a marriage does not equal the failure of one’s pursuit of sanctity;
Clarification around the question of whether it is wrong to refuse the request of a spouse to engage in something that is sinful;
The difference between tiptoeing around delicate issues with your spouse vs. a relationship permeated with a fear of bringing up any topic;
How our brains can come up with unrealistic and irrational ways of solving our problems as part of our survival instinct;
An underlying sense of feeling trapped as a result of repeated exposure to abusive treatment in a relationship;
Distinguishing between what’s proper for a therapist to hold vs. holding the whole emotional weight of your spouse.
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How to Spot Emotional Abuse Blog Article;
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