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Tom's* anger had escalated into unrestrained rage, and he'd thrown me into our daughter's bedroom.

Deferring your future (that means quitting school or blowing off a good job so you can spend more time together) is a sign you are becoming unhealthily dependent on this person (usually a result of being systematically isolated from family and friends from before you got involved). In fact, in can be necessary and good; however, it does make one “temporarily insane” for the first part of a relationship.

* Does this person bring out your best, or worst traits? Sometimes our starry-eyed affection can make us willfully close our eyes to warning signals, even though we really kind of know that our friends and family have a point when they say they don’t like this or that about the significant other.

While the steps are directed towards romantic relationships, they do apply to any kind of relationship. Evaluate honestly: Is this relationship healthy, or is it unhealthy?

Be objective as you analyze how things have changed since this relationship began: * Are you enjoying elevated esteem from your friends & family, or are they looking at you sideways?

If you answered “no” to any of the above questions, then maybe you should discuss those issues with your boyfriend or girlfriend.

Many students ask the question, “How far should I go on a date?

The abuse had started subtly and grown insidiously.

My husband and I claimed to be Christians, so how could our marriage be abusive?

Before you can regain your individuality and strength, you’ll need to determine if the relationship is taking something away, and, if so, put an end to the destructive cycle.

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