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Constant criticism may have Alabama residents considering divorce

Many Alabama residents go through difficulties in their relationships. While many are able to face those difficulties and determine ways to work through their problems, some marital relationships may have more serious issues. Abuse unfortunately plagues numerous marriages, and due to mistreatment, some parties choose to move forward with divorce in hopes of freeing themselves from abusive actions.

When many people think of abuse, the first thing that comes to mind is often physical abuse. However, emotional abuse is also a serious problem that individuals may face in their relationships. This type of abuse may be hard to recognize, but it can still cause considerable damage to relationships and to individuals themselves. There are numerous actions that could constitute this type of abuse.

For instance, if a spouse constantly criticizes his or her partner for no reason, this action may act as emotional abuse. Many people may develop anxiety and stress issues due to such constant negative feedback. While occasional criticism in efforts to better someone or their skills does not generally stand as abuse, continual and unnecessary criticism can lower a person's feeling of self-worth and make that individual feel as if he or she can do nothing right.

As mentioned, there are a multitude of ways in which a person could face emotional abuse. If Alabama residents feel that they are in such a situation and would like to find out how they could potentially end the toxic marriage, they may wish to look into their divorce options. Because dissolving a marriage, especially ones involving abuse, can seem daunting, concerned individuals may wish to seek assistance from knowledgeable attorneys.

Source:, "25 Signs of Emotional Abuse", Sinta Ebersohn, Jan. 5, 2018

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