Early Signs of an Abusive Partner to Watch for When Dating
Dalila Jusic-LaBerge

You Will Be Able to See These Signs Early on

I was quoted in Verily article All Women Need to Know These Subtle Warning Signs of Abuse talking about early signs of an abusive partner. Several experts give their opinion about what they think you need to watch for when dating someone.

Early Signs of an Abusive Partner to Watch for When Dating , Dalila Jusic-LaBerge, LMFT

You probably know early on when things are not quite right. For instance, you may feel like you need to walk on eggshells when you are around him. Nicole Iannelli suggested to trust those early feelings and consider your options before you get too deeply into the relationship. According to Jason B. Whiting, PhD, LMFT, you may feel pressured or guilt tripped into doing something that you really don't want to.

Can He Turn to Be an Abusive Partner if He Is so Invested in Our Relationship?

Definitely! I explain in this article that when he tries to isolate you and create this perfect world for just the two of you, this can be an early sign of abuse. He will possibly try to make you feel​  guilty for needing other people in your life. He will be jealous of your family, and what to speak about your friends. 

These are the signs of an insecure man, and he will not be satisfied no matter how much you give in to his demands. You may think that it's important to compromise and adjust your life by reducing your interaction with friends and family.

Once you are estranged from your family and friends, you will be under his thumb. Even worse, you may not be able to turn to your friends and family for support when you feel that he is abusive. He may then resent you for being "weak." Naturally deep down he feels poorly about himself and he needs to reflect it on someone. You will be his perfect target once he lures you into his web. Read about 3 types of men you should avoid when dating.

Read more about what other experts have to say about early signs of an abusive partner.

When we have trauma and emotional wounding from the past we often choose wrong partners. Mindfulness based body-mind therapy can be helpful in stopping these patterns.

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  • Some great advice. Sometimes relationships can slowly slide into abuse. Maybe kind of like the boiling frog parable!

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