I am feeling angry, because I didn't leave my controlling an


I am feeling angry, because I didn't leave my controlling and emotionally abusive marriage 30 years ago. I recently learned that my husband is trying to isolate me. I want to know is this a form of emotional abuse.

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DearPeace's picture
Jul 21

@sara600 Yes it is a form of emotional abuse, some go behind your back and before you know it you have no friends, even family will side-eye you. Then say they didn't care or like you. A tactic to bring your self esteem down. You can find all kinds of reading material on isolation topics.

andine's picture
Jul 21

Do not be angry with yourself. @ShawnayWarren is right. You did your best. Sometimes we trust the wrong people because we do not have enough experience. Use your anger in a positive way to give yourself strength.

Jul 22

First, it's not your fault. Many of us want a Cinderalla marriage and live happily ever after. But marriage takes work - supporting each other, forgiving, adjusting, etc. And yes, isolation can be a form of abuse, especially if he is trying to cut off all other relationships. Consider checking out https://www.thehotline.org/ for resources to support and guide you. Prayers for wisdom and guidance.

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