6 Early Warning Signs You’re in an Abusive Relationship

Abuse comes in different forms. Sometimes it’s obvious. Sometimes it’s subtle.

If you’re reading this, maybe you’ve begun to question certain aspects of a potential or current relationship. People that you trust may have been pointing out signs that you’re having a difficult time facing.

Below is a list we’ve compiled to showcase some immediate signs of an abusive relationship. If any of these sounds familiar, then it might be best if you take action to end or slow down your relationship and reassess.

1. The relationship moves too fast.

One sign of an abusive relationship is that your partner will push things to move more quicker than normal. They’ll behave intense in the beginning. They’ll want to spend the night with you right away and suggest you move in together after just a short time.

If you are unsettled with the swift pace they are moving at, this is likely a warning sign.

2. There’s a jealousy problem.

Someone who is abusive will make it clear early in that they’ve got a jealousy problem, far from what is healthy. This will just escalate, and they may include relationships from the past which are long over. They may also take up stalking, such as watching your house, following you on social media, and checking your phone.

3. They need to control the money.