Dating jealous controlling boyfriend
Many victims of abuse dated or knew their abuser for less than six months before they were engaged or living together.The abuser will often claim 'love at first sight', that you are 'made for each other', or that you are the only person whom he could ever talk to so openly, feel so at home with, could understand him so well.
So I fooled myself into thinking I had the power in the relationship because anything I did would upset him.
These are commonly known as Warning Signs of abusive personalities .
While not all abusive people show the same traits, or display the tendencies to the same extent, if several behavioural traits are present, there is a strong tendency toward abusiveness.
I played with it a bit – I’d joke about a guy flirting with me and he’d get pissed off.
But gradually it got so bad that I didn’t see my friends, and gave up things I loved because he’d get so angry.