4 Signs You’re In An Abusive Relationship

At some point in your life, you may find yourself in a relationship which leaves you questioning how healthy it is.  Perhaps you’re frequently arguing, or you just don’t feel that happy in general.

In order to determine whether your relationship is in good standing or not, you’ll need to take a look at whether you’re displaying the telltale signs of someone undergoing abuse.

When it comes to some of the most obvious signs that it’s time to get out of a relationship, here are the ones to look out for.

Physical Violence

If your partner is getting physically violent with you, then it’s time to start calling a lawyer.  No one deserves to be physically abused, particularly by the person who is supposed to care about you.

Often people think that abuse is a normal part of a relationship because they grew up like that, or perhaps they just never knew any other way.

However, once you start to realize that you don’t deserve to be physically hurt and that you have the right to live a pain-free existence, things start to transform for you.  The first step is recognizing that you’re a victim of abuse, and the rest is up to taking the necessary action to fight for justice.


A key sign of someone who is an abuser is that they try to control and take possession of their partner.  They don’t approve of them doing anything without them being present, and often show signs of insecurity and rage if they try to do anything they don’t approve of.

Part of a healthy relationship, however, is each of you having the space to be able to pursue your individual interests.  Even if it means being without the other once in a while.


If you haven’t been around your friends or family in a long tie, and feel that your partner would disapprove if you tried, then this is an example of them deliberately isolating you.

It’s an attempt at control and to keep you under their thumb.  As a result, you may become co-dependent and reliant on them since you have no one else.

Verbal Bashing

Verbal bashing can come in many forms.  Many people think that in order to qualify as verbal bashing, one must be subject to screaming and swear words.  However, verbal bashing can be as subtle as putting someone down without saying it outright.

Small put-downs on a consistent basis can have the same impact as someone screaming and yelling profanities at you.

If you recognize that you are a victim of any of these forms of abuse, then you should talk to a professional or a family member as soon as possible to begin the road to freedom.