Neglect is abusive. That’s a mouthful and a big statement. There are many kinds of neglect, some worse than others. You can forget to water your plants, or not take your dog for a long enough walk, ever. Is that abusive? Not watering your plant can kill it. Not exercising your dog is like not exercising yourself. It is a kind of neglect because we all need to move around and be stimulated. Your dog wants and needs exercise. His behavior will be affected by how much you play with him and exercise him, and even discipline him.
Neglect is abusive if the love only goes one way
Neglect doesn’t have to be toxic, though. It can be thoughtless. If you ignore your parents when they are lonely. That feels bad to them. Trust me, it doesn’t feel okay to be neglected by loved ones. You don’t have to be a toxic person, or a narcissistic person, to be selfish. When others neglect you, it depends on who they are, and who you are. Every situation is different. Growing up can mean finding your voice and your way.
What are other signs of an abusive relationship
Abusive relationships can be confusing and crazy making. What do you need to know and what steps should you take when you are in an abusive relationship? If you or someone you love is suffering from behavior described below, be aware that the situation needs attention.
This may have happened to you. Your partner apologizes and says the hurtful behavior won’t happen again, but you fear it will. At times you wonder whether you’re imagining the abuse, yet the emotional or physical pain you feel is real. If this sounds familiar, you might be experiencing domestic violence. Read more.