4. Physical or Sexual Abuse

Abuse of any form should not be tolerated in a relationship. Unfortunately, many people fail to recognize signs of domestic abuse for a number of reasons. You must first realize that no matter what, you NEVER deserve to be abused.

If your partner hits you, beats you, rapes you (and yes, this includes marital rape), or inflicts any sort of physical violence on you, try your best to get out of the situation. I know this is often easier said than done, but realize not all men are like this and that you are worthy of someone who will treat your body with respect!

Mental or Emotional Abuse


I was in an emotionally abusive relationship and it's so hard to leave. You get told so many bad things that you believe them. Thankfully I got the courage to leave but it wasn't until afterwards that...
Sherri I also know someone in a relationship like this. My best friend. As frustrating as it is to see someone you care about in this kind of situation the worst thing you could do is stop being her f...
Tasha, great point. I agree sometimes a lot of us have big hearts and find it easier to ignore or seek the best of that person.
This article to some may seem obvious, but realistically when in these situations you aren't fully aware of it. By highlighting these points, I hope that somewhere out there people in these situations may identify these traits and walk away.
I really like this article and these are all good points. Unfortunately I know someone who is in a relationship like this and she won't leave him. We even stopped talking after I told her to leave him...
Hi total agree with all these points I was in a relationship for a long time with someone who had all of these traits and then some. I want for my confident independent happy woman to someone who is ...
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