It’s an easy assumption to make that you’ll end your emotionally or verbally abusive relationship after the holidays are over, though this is far easier said than done. Putting off ending an emotionally abusive relationship isn’t uncommon. It’s hard to let go of your good times spent together and accept that your relationship is no longer working or workable, especially if your partner won’t go to therapy to learn how to stop this destructive behavior. If you’re struggling to find the right way to end your relationship, contact Los Angeles Psychologist Yvonne Thomas, Ph.D. She has over 20 years of relationship counseling experience and is ready to help you through this tough time.
Understanding When You’re Being Manipulated In A Relationship With The Help Of Yvonne Thomas, Ph.D.
Whether you’ve known for a while that it’s time to end the emotionally abusive relationship you’re in or you’ve discovered this recently, an exit strategy should be planned to ensure you go through with it. Verbally and emotionally abusive relationships tend to be manipulative and your partner may try to talk you into staying. Learning how to follow through and leave the relationship without getting roped back into it can be worked on with Los Angeles Psychologist Dr. Yvonne Thomas. Even during the busy holiday season, it’s important to prioritize your counseling so you can cut ties in the most effective way possible. When in a relationship, we tend to have our blinders on. It’s not always easy for us to see the problems and emotional toll our partner can have on us and vice versa. Let Dr. Thomas help you in understanding the problems and possible solutions or healthy ways to end the relationship.
When thinking of talking to a psychologist in Los Angeles, you may be afraid that they’ll tell you to leave your partner immediately. That is not the role of a psychologist. A psychologist is there to help you come to a healthy decision given your situation and the effects the relationship is having on you. Of course, leaving someone you love or have loved is a hard thought to process or go through, but Dr. Yvonne Thomas’s highest concern is your emotional well being.
Healthy Beginnings Start With Courage
Your confidence usually takes a hit in an emotionally or verbally abusive relationship, oftentimes making it harder to leave it and the person who is causing you self-doubt and emotional damage. Gaslighting, manipulation, and harsh words can chip away at your confidence and self-esteem. You may be worrying about where you’ll go, especially during the holiday season when making tough decisions is harder, how you’ll get established in a new routine, how you’ll regain your confidence moving forward, and if you will ever meet the “right” person for you or not. These are difficult obstacles to work through by yourself. Los Angeles Psychologist Yvonne Thomas, Ph.D. can help you through these steps so you can leave your emotionally abusive relationship and work on becoming happier and healthier as a person and in your future love relationships. Call Dr. Yvonne Thomas today at (310) 359-9450 or you can e-mail her through the Request An Appointment portal on her website: https://www.yvonnethomasphd.com/contact/