How to Get out of a Verbally Abusive Relationship

by Natasha

This article lists some helpful tips on "How to Get out of a Verbally Abusive Relationship."

Being in a verbally abusive relationship can take a toll on your mind and body. Sometimes, the pain that comes with being verbally abused is just as bad as if you had been physically punished. It can cause you lose weight, become withdrawn and depressed, and can have countless other side effects. If you are in a relationship and are being verbally abused, it is essential that you get out of the relationship immediately. Verbal abuse can quickly lead to physical abuse. Listed below are a few helpful tips on how to get out of a verbally abusive relationship.

Confide in your support system:

If you have been in the relationship for some time, your family and friends are likely already aware of the fact that you are in a verbally abuse relationship. Your support system can be a very helpful part of helping you get out of the relationship. Go to someone you can trust and explain that you need help. Perhaps they can provide a place for you to stay while you get back on your feet.

Prepare ahead of time:

If you plan on getting out of the relationship, you must plan ahead of time. Save enough money so that you can make the step and survive on your own. Preparing for the escape will allow you to make the move and be comfortable with it.

If things get too bad, just leave:

This is easier said than done. Countless people have simply “had too much” and make the escape from the verbally abusive relationship without planning ahead. If this is going to be your choice in ending the relationship, it is best to leave when your partner is not at home. This way, you don’t risk agitating your partner or pushing him far enough to revert to physical abuse.

Cut off all contact:

Once you do make the move, your significant other is not likely to just give up. If you want to escape more verbal abuse, you must cut off all contact. This may include getting rid of social media, changing your cell phone number, and making your location unknown. Do what you can to cut off all contact if you are serious about getting out of the verbally abuse relationship.

Get a protection order:

If the verbal threats become violent and threaten your life, it may be time to file a protection order. Go to the police if you feel threatened in anyway and a protection order will be filed against you partner. This may be enough to help you get out of the relationship.

Listed above are helpful tips for how to get out of a verbally abusive relationship. Don’t allow the abuse to continue.  Begin by confiding in your support system and planning your escape. These tips and the others listed above are sure to be helpful in making the escape.  How much longer will you stay in this relationship? 

Updated: 04/15/2012, Natasha
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katiem2 on 04/22/2012

Very good and vital topic. It is important to understand the impact of verbal abuse and that it is not a normal part of an adult relationship, any relationship for that matter. Great Wiz!

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