The warning signs can be difficult to spot in the early stages. “Yeah I know he messages a lot – but…” “Sure he kinda lost it when I forgot to tell him I was hanging out with friends tonight… The early warning signs of control are often mistaken for love.
Because just like a leaky tap, it can take a while before the damage becomes obvious. But he was soo sweet the next day & said he just worries about me when we’re not together! When you first start dating, controlling behaviours might be so well disguised they feel flattering. The ‘concern’ over where you are & what you’re up to.
Especially if you don’t have a lot of experience to compare other relationships to.
Abuse can be really hard to put your finger on, because abusive partners are often charming, witty & extremely well liked.
Please call us to see if the situation you’re in is safe and what you can do to make it more so 937-498-7261.Physical or sexual violence may occur without warning.Sometimes, however, there may be signs or "red flags" that serve as warnings that the relationship is abusive.What if they had learned about all-or-nothing thinking patterns in themselves or others and about personality traits such as possessiveness and jealousy that can do so much harm?Love and hate can be closely intertwined in such a relationship.