Characteristics of Unhealthy Dating Relationships
It is important to recognize the signs of an unhealthy relationship early so you can get out of the relationship before it escalates. If you ever feel unsafe in leaving a relationship, seek help immediately.
Your partner tries to control your actions and attempts to isolate you from family and friends. They also try to control the relationship by making all of the decisions. Some partners are very good at manipulating you into thinking these are your own ideas and suggestions.
Your partner lies to keep things from you. It is also considered dishonest if your partner steals from you.
Your partner makes fun of your ideas or thoughts. They might also destroy somethin.
Your partner makes claims such as they cannot live without you, you are their everything, etc, or they behave like their entire identity is tied to you and/or the relationship. While this may seem flattering, it is actually very unhealthy. This behavior becomes abusive when your partner says they will hurt, or kill themselves if you ever leave or break up with them.
Any form of physical violence such as hitting, shoving, slapping, hair pulling, choking, etc., or threat of physical violence, is abusive and has no place in a healthy relationship.
Pressure, coercion, or force to perform sexual acts you are not comfortable with, and do not consent to- even if you have done them before, or gave consent on a previous occasion- is considered sexual violence and abusive.
If you recognize any unhealthy or abusive characteristics in your relationship, yourself and/or your partner, consider these resources
for help, support, and healing.