She began to withhold affection, and her mood was so unpredictable that he felt like anything he said or did would be attacked.The sarcasm that once brought him a jolt of joy now cut him apart. One of the difficulties with addressing the emotional abuse of men is that things today are so politically polarized it’s hard to have a calm discussion about it.The Frisky: 7 things guys say that spell trouble 3.The Flounderer: He's unhappy in his career, either because he hasn't advanced as much as he thought he would have or it's not what he wants to be doing, period.
When every part of their body is telling them to stop, turn back and give in – they soldier on.
While she complains about spending money on him all the time, you can’t help but notice that he is paying for all of her drinks. It’s well-documented when men inflict it on female victims. While the emotional abuse of women is discussed on , in bestsellers, and everywhere in pop culture and in academia, there are virtually no resources for men who have been emotionally abused. Books on the subject are mostly broadsides that have not been properly researched and substitute academic rigor for attacks on feminism.
By the end of the night she is berating him outright, and as they exit the restaurant, the woman is in a full rage spiral, yelling about something unrelated to anything that has happened in the last three hours. And yet every person I know—and I’m betting everyone reading these words—knows a man who has been victimized by emotional abuse. I did just that recently when I was researching the epidemic of men and suicide, and what I found was disturbing.
He’s may drink too much at the office party, turn on football during your mother’s Thanksgiving dinner and answer his cell phone at your friend’s wedding.
Like the four-year-old he resembles, he’ll probably pout if corrected.