While most of us have had bad dating experiences, not everybody understands what it is like to date a person who is abusive, controlling and emotionally unstable. Most people won’t even realize they are in a relationship with an emotional psychopath until it is too late. That is because these people are so good at hiding who they really are. However, the sooner you end such a damaging relationship, the better off you will be.
With that in mind, here are 5 signs you are dating an emotional psychopath:
They Isolate You From Your Loved Ones
Emotional psychopaths will go to great lengths to control and manipulate you. One of their ways of doing so is by isolating you from your family members, friends and every other person you care about. They will discourage and prevent you from leaving the house, perhaps because they know your friends might convince you to leave them.
They might even try to convince you that you don’t need anybody else in your life other than them. Before you know it, you’ll find yourself imprisoned by the same person who claims to love you so much.
You Are To Blame For Everything
Psychopaths have a tendency of not taking responsibility for wrongdoings. Instead, they blame you for every bad thing that happens. If they cheat on you, it’s because you made them do it. If they’re having trouble at work, it’s your fault because you give them a lot of stress at home. And if they run into trouble with the law, it is still your fault because you got them so angry; they lost control and caused the problem. Every bad thing that happens will always be your fault. So, don’t even waste your precious time defending yourself, because in their eyes, you will always be guilty.
They Twist Your Words To Suit Their Interests
Emotional psychopaths will often try to twist your words to suit their selfish interests. They’ll make up things that you didn’t say or twist your words to create doubts in your mind about how things really happened. For instance, if they are cheating on you and you find out and confront them, they will not apologize. Instead, they will blame you for not trusting them and for being the one who is ruining the relationship.
With time, you might even find yourself wondering whether you made all those accusations up in your head, or you were right to confront them. This is called manipulation; don’t let them do it to you.