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Covert Emotional Abuse In Relationships Quiz (+FREE Worksheets)

Emotional Abuse In Relationships Quiz

This post contains “covert emotional abuse in relationships quiz” to help you become aware of abuse in relationships.

What Is Covert Emotional Abuse?

Covert emotional abuse is emotional abuse that doesn’t involve outwardly controlling behaviors such as raging or threatening.

Instead, covert emotional abuse involves passive aggressive behaviors and hidden manipulation techniques, such as gaslighting and blame-shifting.

Covert Emotional Abuse In Relationships Quiz

The following questions represent common signs of covert emotional abuse in relationships.


#1. Do you often feel empty or confused when you and your partner discuss an issue?

#2. Does your partner believe that you should do as they tell you?

#3. Does your partner criticize or discount you when you express your feelings, needs, and opinions?

#4. Does your partner discourage you from pursuing your personal interests?

#5. Does your partner discourage you from spending time with your friends and family members?

#6. Does your partner disrespect you?

#7. Does your partner give you the silent treatment as a form of punishment or withhold affection, sex, or money to get their way?

#8. Does your partner hurt you and then act as if they said/did nothing to upset you?

#9. Does your partner make excuses for behavior that is hurtful to you?

#10. Does your partner often blame you when you are not at fault?

#11. Does your partner often criticize what you do and how you do it?

#12. Does your partner often remember an incident quite differently than you do and refuse to consider your version of the incident?

#13. Does your partner put their needs before yours?

#14. Does your partner resist your efforts to resolve disagreement in your relationship?

#15. Does your partner treat you like an inferior person or a child?


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This quiz is for informational purposes only. It is not meant as a diagnostic or assessment tool.


If you have a score of 10 or more, you are probably in an emotionally abusive relationship. The higher your total score, the more abusive the relationship is.

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