Dating site warning signs
Create a safety plan or call someone to talk about your relationship.You may also want to contact the National Domestic Violence Hotline at (800) 799-SAFE to be contacted to a local organization.
Most abusers begin displaying subtle signs before they engage in behaviors that can be destructive and harmful.
I saw some signs of trouble early on, but convinced myself that it would all work out because it simply had to. As time went on things only got worse, and throughout the course of our year-long relationship I turned into a dark shadow of my former self.
I was no longer fun, outgoing, optimistic, confident, and full of light. I may have been miserable with him, but I believed that without him I would be beyond repair, so I stayed. I stayed even though he gave me every reason not to.
A toxic relationship can irrevocably damage your sense of self., and I found myself in the latter when I was a junior in college and head over heels in love with a guy who was all sorts of wrong.
Like most relationships, this one got off to a relatively problem-free start.