Avoiding abusive or unhealthy relationships: Identifying Hard Limits and Relationship Deal-Breakers
So, you got out of an abusive relationship (rock on, you!).
Now that you have, or since you have, you obviously want to do all you can to never get trapped in one again.
Obviously, we can only see so much coming: none of us is psychic, and as many of us know all too well, abusive people can be slippery and manipulative and awfully hard to see coming.
But one thing we can do is to form some hard lines, some dealbreakers, some things someone might do that can tip us off to them not being healthy or healthy for us, things where we just go "Oh, nuh UH," and vow to turn away and get gone ASAP, rather than getting pulled in.
We might be talking about someone saying really sexist stuff, someone demonstrating in some way they can't manage their anger, someone who is very jealous or possessive, someone who says things that suggest they want to control how we dress, who we hang out with, how we spend our time.
Do you have any of these now? What are they?