Written in this article are three behaviors that should not be tolerated in any relationship. If you experience any of these you should get out as fast as you can. The first is obsessive control. You are your own person and should have freedom to be such. The second is emotional manipulation. You should not be made to feel guilty or shamed. The final is excessive aggression. Fights happen they are part of any relationship. When it is all you do or becomes physical it is time to get out.
- Unreasonable aggression is not acceptable. Everyone gets upset but you should not be threatened or worried about physical harm in a relationship.
- You should not be emotionally controlled or manipulated. You are your own person and should be able to express yourself.
- Obsessive control is a deal breaker. From what you wear to who you hang out with should be your choice.
“While you may think that emotionally shutting down is much better than outright physical or verbal abuse, this is actually a form of mental terrorism at it’s most insidious.”