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7 Early Red Flags in Relationships

Red flags are essential to recognize when we first meet someone. Whether you have a degree in psychology or not, it is important to learn early signs of abuse, as well as questionable behavior. Remember that whatever rubs you in the wrong way on a first date will turn into a nightmare three years later. Please don’t put on pink shades and expect your companion to turn into a better version of themselves magically. Instead, learn to learn the stop signs at the beginning. Together with a Ukranian girls live chat, we collected seven signs that can mean your life won’t be all roses: 
Early signs of a foul behavior you want to avoid: 

  • 1. They don’t give a damn about your opinion 

There are two types of people: the caring and the stubborn ones. And no, we are not mixing conclusiveness with total incapability of hearing people. Sometimes this partner will decline your opinion and look down on you, talk with a condescending tone, and demand you to admit they were right.

Self-assuredness is not only annoying as hell. It is downright alarming. If your partner tries to convince you whether you need to go or attempts to apply their standards of thinking on you, it is an early sign of emotional abuse. Soon enough, this partner will not let you have an opinion of your own, “thinking for two.” 

  • 2. Poking fun and criticizing 

Foolishness is a tradition in a relationship. But if you sense like the gags are getting kind of snarky, your companion tries to push on your weaknesses, making fun of your appearance or traits of character. It is toxic and not alright. While some pranksters try to disguise their mean spirit under “friendly banter,” some abusers are even blunter when it comes to giving commands. A criticizing partner will tell you to get a better job, stop being so sobby, give you advice on your clothes and self-care. How do you know it’s not genuine feedback? They never offer an alternative and never provide help. Their aim is to insult. And when a companion says you should stop wear jeans, your pals suck, and you need to get a smarter taste in music, run.  

3. Self-justification 

The vital sign of abuse is self-justification. Whatever you do, you will always lead to them being angry. Whatever made them sad is your defect. If the companion yelled at you, it was you who was annoying at the moment. 

it was you who was annoying at the moment. If they were mean in front of your friends, it was to teach you a lesson. An abuser always knows how to make a weeker speaker feel ashamed, worthless, and wrong. Whatever they do, even if it’s unfair, will be justified and have a solid reason.  

  • 4. Gaslighting 

Gaslighting is a modern term that means provoking a victim to question their sanity. Generally speaking, if the situation is cumbersome, they will pretend that it didn’t happen, you didn’t see them intoxicated or hiding something. A gaslighter will come up with crazy theories to make you seem insane. They can lead to your brain’s decay in months. In situations like this, always trust your gut. Record or write down questionable things to make sure you heard it right and that you are not insane. 

  • 5. Hot and cold treatment 

It is a favorite technique of all players and pickup artists. When you see a partner separate for no reason, you might suddenly feel unwanted, abandoned, and deceived. But don’t worry, it is not your fault. Some people don’t know how to arouse interest in a natural way. Instead, they need to apply a series of manipulative techniques to attach you. If a player doesn’t call you after a night of intimacy to test your clinginess, leave the field and say that you don’t play in the sandpit. You will meet a partner who adores you without tricks.  

  • 6. Testing boundaries 

If your partner attempts to go further and further with commands, advice, or requests, they want to see how much it takes to break you. It is a tough game, but you need to remember that it takes two to tango. Don’t cut them slack, and if you feel uncomfortable with the request, feel free to tell a firm “no.” 

  • 7. Controlling behavior 

If your partners show early signs of supervising behavior, don’t be flattered and assume they just like you or want to protect. Such behavior is an issue that is often accompanied by aggressiveness, jealousy, and trust issues.

Haitian Times

Haitian Times

The Haitian Times was founded in 1999 as a weekly English language newspaper based in Brooklyn, NY.The newspaper is widely regarded as the most authoritative voice for Haitian Diaspora.
Haitian Times
Sep. 26, 2020

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