Could You Potentially Be in an Abusive Relationship?
For many individuals, relationships come and go over time. That said you never want a relationship to be either verbally or physically abusive. If it becomes both, you could be in for some rough times.
With that in mind, what are you doing when you meet someone to get to know them? What steps do you take to see if they may have some bad intentions in mind in your relationship with them?
Although you may feel limits in what you can do to determine if your relationship is in fact headed south, don’t sit by. If you do nothing, things could turn much worse.
So, could you have potential to be in an abusive relationship?
Knowing How to Best Avoid Such Situations
For you to put yourself in the best position to avoid such relationships, remember a few pointers:
1.Make wise decisions
In some cases, love hits you before you even realize it. But, you may find that it take some time for you to develop true feelings for another individual. Either way, be smart about things.
For instance, instituting a background check with someone you met is not the worst idea in the world.
Such a check can lead you to information you may very well have not otherwise known. Sure, someone can talk a good game, but what if they have one or more bad secrets in their life? Is it worth you taking the risk to not know such things?
By always putting you first, you lessen the chances of getting hurt in more ways than one.
2.When the signs arrive
It is not always easy to see the pending signs of verbal or even physical abuse.
In most instances, people who are abusive tend not to show such signs early on in a relationship. As a result, the potential victim could fall into thinking all is well in the relationship.
Among the signs you should always be on the lookout for:
- Will with ease get upset at even the small things in life
- Raises his or her voice more times than not
- Doesn’t do well when it comes to talking through a matter of concern
- Lashes out by hitting a table or wall etc. on a regular basis
- Begins to limit what you can say and do
- Tries to keep you from your family and friends
If you see any such characteristics, think twice on whether this relationship is good for you.
3.Seek help immediately
Knowing when to get out of an abusive relationship can be tough on some fronts.
If children are in play, some individuals will stay in the relationship for the sake of their child. More times than not, this will end up being a bad choice over the long haul.
It is imperative that you also seek outside help from family and friends. If things turn real serious, don’t hesitate to seek legal and law enforcement help.
Always remember that your physical and mental well-being could change in a heartbeat.
As a result, make the decision to change things before it becomes too late.