There was a date, we hit it off and the next day he said it.
Usually when we hear about controlling relationships, often we picture men as the controller in the relationship.
But it doesn’t matter if you are dating a girl or a guy; at one point or another, you may date someone who takes control of the relationship and your life, leaving you confused and hurt.
Nowadays it is normal to text your significant other frequently.
However, if they’re constantly calling you, texting you non-stop, or leaving voicemails to check in on you, asking who you’re with, where you are, what you are doing and when you will be back, it is another sign of mistrust.
Once you seal the deal, things can start to get ugly.
Here are some things to look out for if you think you are dating an emotional bully.
Dating Emotional Predators: Signs to Look Out For by Shahida Arabi Dating an emotional predator, a narcissist, a sociopath or anyone else who has the potential to be an abusive or toxic influence in your life is a devastating emotional roller coaster of highs and lows.
Although many abusers tend to unfold and reveal their true selves long after they’ve already reeled their victims in, there are some key signs to look out for when dating someone that can foreshadow their future behavior. Abusers want to control and manipulate their victims, so they will find covert ways to maintain control over you psychologically.
When you look for someone to date, do you gravitate toward the reserved type that does not show his emotions, do you look for someone that is so very in touch with his feelings that you are just amazed at how much he is willing to be open and share, or is there the happy medium that you are looking for in a man? Being highly emotional is not a weakness but a strength.
Men in touch with their emotions bring a lot to the table.
The great thing about dating is that you are not committing to a relationship, so you can use this process as a way to find out more about a potential partner, and if necessary, cut ties should he or she turn out to have abusive traits investing further in the relationship. They can maintain this control in a diverse number of ways: Although many people don’t realize this, excessive flattery and attention from a charming manipulator is actually a form of control because it keeps you dependent on their praise.