21 Scary Signs of an Unhealthy Relationship That You Need to Know

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You may think it would be easy for someone to see the signs of an unhealthy relationship but in reality, it’s a lot harder than you think. Sure, you can consciously know that your partner is being unfair but you care about them so much that sometimes the lines between “overprotective” and “controlling” get blurred. Your perception of the situation becomes completely skewed because so many emotions are involved.

The problem is that most of us forgive a lot easier than we should when you have romantic feelings for someone. That’s why it’s important to get an outside perspective every now and then. You need to put your feelings aside so you can really understand whether or not your relationship is causing you — or your S.O. — harm.

Because unhealthy relationships can cause harm — long-lasting harm. Often an unhealthy connection with your partner can act as a stepping stone to an abusive relationship — whether that means emotionally abusive, physically, sexually, financially or otherwise. The psychological damage an abusive relationship
— any type of abuse — has on a person can travel with them years and years after the relationship has ended. That idea alone means that it's essential to notice early warning signs of a partnership that could take a turn for the worst so you can either improve the relationship or end things before it spins out of control.

**If you suspect you or someone you know is in an unhealthy or abusive relationship, visit or call 1-866-331-9474**

1. Excessive Arguments

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Arguing is fine. It’s completely normal. When you spend a ton of time with someone, you’re bound to run into disagreements. The unhealthy part is when you’re arguing all the time about little things that don’t really matter. It’s not healthy to be in such an aggravated state all the time and you need to keep an eye on this.