Identifying the signs of an unhealthy relationship is never easy. Victims feel responsible for causing the relationship to go unhealthy and will do anything to keep the peace in the relationship.
Unhealthy relationships scar the victims socially and most importantly emotionally. Heading to the warning signs of an unhealthy relationship early on will help the victim to overcome their traumatic experience and move on in life.
In this article let us look into some of the warning signs of an unhealthy relationship which if identified early on, can help address them and save the victim and the relationship.
Beware if your partner is jealous or over possessive of you. Think back and see how soon you went into the relationship. If it has been love at first sight for your partner and since then They has been insisting on being with you all the time, then it is a warning sign that you should not ignore. If you ignore, the controlling will only become worse.
Your partner wants you to conform to his/her diktat. You are constantly criticized, belittled so much so, that you are afraid to disagree even if your partner is wrong. With this condescending behavior of your partner, you are more of what They want than your real self.
Your partner has control over all aspects of your life. He/she has isolated you from your family, friends and social circle. They want to control everything you do in your life and ask you for justification for everything.
4. Contradictory and psychotic behavior
Your partner is constantly confusing you. There is always a contradiction between their words and actions. At times your partner will try to impress you, while actually trying to control your actions. Your partner has such erratic, unpredictable and mysterious behavior that it leaves you confused and scared. Their unpredictable mood swings is another warning sign of an unhealthy relationship.
Another one of the signs of an unhealthy relationship is when your partner is selfish and self-centered. They only think of themselves and ignore your feelings and emotions. If anyone asks you for information, they won’t let you answer, instead will answer for you. They have no qualms in cutting you off when you are saying something. Take it as a warning and understand you are not valued by your partner.
One of the most dangerous yet important signs of an unhealthy relationship is abuse. They have no respect for your feelings and those around. They will behave badly with everyone.
Don’t be under the impression that your partner won’t abuse you if he treats you well, but abuses and manipulates others. Minds of such people are such, that sooner or later they turn their abuse on those who love them.
While no relationship is perfect, there is no reason to ignore signs of an unhealthy relationship. Heed the warning on time and take corrective action, before it ruins not only your life but your emotions and future too. Victims of unhealthy relationships tend to recoil at the thought of new relationships.