Signs of abusive dating relationships
The following is a list of qualities to look for in a potential lover. Note: During the early stages of your relationship, your partner is not likely to do any of these things to you.
But witnessing these attitudes and behaviors toward others is a sure sign that they will turn onto you, sooner or later.
Emotional abuse, verbal abuse, and domestic violence are on the rise, especially among young people.
The risk of falling into an abusive relationship is greater than ever.
Their blame of others can make you look great by comparison: "You're so smart, sensitive, caring, and loving, not like that bitch I used to go out with." "Why couldn't I have met you before that self-centered, greedy, woman I used to date?
By the time many people notice the obvious red flags, they're already attached to an abuser, which makes it much harder for them to leave the relationship.More useful than a list of obvious red flags are guidelines based onof a potentially abusive relationship, signs that are visible before an attachment bond is formed.