Possible signs of abuse
Knowing what domestic violence looks like in a relationship is one of the best ways for us to know what we are living with. When a relationship is regularly confusing, discouraging, and upsetting it may be time to consider whether it displays signs of abuse.
Be assured that the abuse is never the fault of the victim. Prioritize safety. Educate yourself about domestic violence. Seek help when it's needed.
Does any of this feel familiar to you? Do you worry about your own relationship, or maybe about a friend or family member whose relationship seems "off" to you?
"Living with an angry, controlling or unfaithful partner is like being wrapped up in a tangle of about a dozen different strands of rope." ~Lundy Bancroft