The cycle of abuse


Growing up, I was emotionally abused by my mom. She never admits it, though, and always tries to defend her actions. I swore that I’d never be like her. I just got out of a relationship a few weeks ago, and my ex recently told me that I had been severely emotionally abusing them. It got to the point where they were afraid that I would end up physically abusing them. I feel so worthless and afraid. What if I’m like this in every future relationship? What if they’re afraid to leave like my ex was and if ends up affecting any children I may have? What do I do? Because at this point, I don’t feel like I’m worthy of life if all I’m going to do is hurt everyone.

Category: Tags: asked December 5, 2014

1 Answer

There's a good book, "Why does he do that?", about men and these things, I think it would be a good start for you to cultivate awareness of your behaviors so you can check yourself as you go.