Some members of the ILIASM community believe that refusing to have sex with your partner is emotional abuse. Refusing intimacy can be symptomatic of an emotionally abusive relationship. In general, emotionally or verbally abusive relationships can be described as ‘walking on eggshells’. If you feel this way, in your relationship, it’s worth examining how your partner treats you in and out of the bedroom. If your partner is refusing you and consistently tries to make it your fault or holds up impossible-to-meet standards or you find those standards constantly shifting, then sexual denial may be part of a pattern of emotional abuse.
- Emotional Abusers [ lengthy and comprehensive ]
- Are You a Victim of Emotional Abuse?
- Emotional Abuse Checklist: Are You Being Emotionally Abused?
- More on Emotional Detachment: Surviving Ongoing Abusive Relationships
- Emotional Abuse is Heart and Soul Mutilation
- Growing Beyond Emotional Abuse – articles
(Links compiled by ILIASM member Chai07)
Books on emotional and verbal abuse reviewed on ILIASM in the context of the sexless marriage: