There are many other ways also other than physical violence for marriage to be abusive. Partners may use sexual, psychological, emotional or physical abuse to be in a superior and commanding position to control the other one. Nearly 50% of all women and men in the US experience psychological violence because of an abusive marriage.
Psychological abuse occurs when one partner is abusive marriage tries to control the information available to another partner with the intention to manipulate the partner’s sense of reality. Psychological abuse is the most common development in an abusive marriage. The more in common eleven psychological causes of abusive marriage are:
Abusive marriage may affect you in many ways disturbing your psychology that changes your behaviour at each level; may it be social relationships, family engagements, or working in the office.
Therapy is very effective for the couples facing complex relationship issues; however, a Psychotherapist can help you only if he truly understands the problem. Psychotherapy for abusive marriage problems is aimed to rebuild the victim’s confidence and self-esteem. The salient ten benefits of psychotherapy for abusive marriage conditions include:
The goal of abusive marriage therapy is to hit the root of maltreatment for a particular behaviour. During the sessions, Psychotherapist will help you analyze:
Psychotherapist introduces modern behaviour change techniques to the abusive marriage victim. The purpose of abusive marriage psychotherapy is to help the victim recognize unhealthy mindset and behaviours like making excuses for the abuser, apologizing for abuser’s indecent behaviours, keeping the abuse a secret to self etc. Psychotherapist helps the victim to know how his/her behaviour has been abusive, damaging and unhealthy. Psychotherapist assigns the role with realistic goals to hit through actions to help the victim move forward with a partner or separately.
The couple counselling may be successful only if both the partners are willing to take the responsibility for indecent actions and are ready to change the behaviour as suggested by the psychotherapist; however, this type of favourable condition is seen rarely. Better, you approach the Psychotherapist alone and introduce your partner at a later stage.
The goal of abusive marriage psychotherapy is to reprocess the so far bitter experience with a hope of changing the way of seeing, facing and managing the developments and also the way of understanding self and loved ones; most of the times, it brings out positive behaviour changes. The success mantra is - "Continue walking on eggshells with hope for improved relationships while being honest with Psychotherapist.”