Blocking and diverting: He steers the conversation by refusing to discuss an issue or he inappropriately interrupts the conversation.

He steadily pushes you to the edge with his deception, sarcasm, and battering until you erupt in anger and then you become the “bad guy” giving him the ammunition he needs to justify his hurtful actions.

If you are experiencing any of the following things, you’re in an emotionally abusive relationship: Accusing and blaming: He shifts the responsibility and the emphasis onto you for the problems in your relationship.

When you date an abusive personality, you may buy into his charm, braggadocio, and phony façade while downplaying his inconsiderate and questionable behavior.

Or you mistrust your instincts that your boyfriend or husband is lying to you, demeaning and controlling you.

It just recognizes that dating violence usually involves a series of abusive behaviors over a course of time.

Because relationships exist on a spectrum, it can be hard to tell when a behavior crosses the line from healthy to unhealthy or even abusive.Worse yet, you may think you are overreacting and crazy — as he claims you are.NOTE: You can be in an emotionally abusive relationship with a boyfriend or girlfriend, husband or wife, male or female friend, family member, boss or co-worker.Behavior that is normal in one relationship may be abusive in a different relationship.However, the following warning signs are generally indicative of abuse.No matter what you say, he uses contradicting arguments to frustrate you and wear you down.