Stop Ignoring Relationship Red Flags: 30 Important Things to Look Out For
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If you are dating, you NEED to keep an eye out for these relationship red flags. They can save you a lot of precious time, energy, money, and most importantly - HEARTACHE. You deserve to be with someone who is worthy of these parts of you - and who treats you well. Learn from my (many, many) dating mistakes and stop ignoring these relationship red flags.

Content warning: Discussion of abuse in romantic relationships

We will discuss:

  • Exceptions to the rules in dating and relationships
  • What are relationship red flags?
  • How to identify dating red flags
  • Important safety tips for the first date, dating, and relationships
  • How to spot controlling partners
  • When your partner is trying to change you
  • How not to lose yourself in relationships
  • Early signs of abuse
  • Abuse red flags
  • Different types of abuse
  • What to do when you can't trust your partner
  • Jealous and possessive partners
  • How to tell if they are actually over their ex
  • How to spot gaslighting in a relationship
  • When your partner doesn't get along with your friends or family (or when your friends and family don't like your partner)
  • Name-calling in arguments
  • Finding out if you are compatible on a date
  • Dating emotionally unavailable men
  • Dating men with a fear of commitment 
  • What is "love bombing"?
  • How to tell if you are being love-bombed
  • When your date or partner doesn't respect your boundaries
  • Healthy boundaries in relationships
  • When you feel like you are "too much" or not good enough for someone
  • Unsupportive partners
  • Relationship and dating deal-breakers
  • Dating advice and first date tips
  • Plus more red flags to watch out for while dating!

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If you believe you might be in an abusive relationship, I urge you to contact the National Domestic Violence Hotline. You can call 1-800-799-SAFE or (7233) or text START to 88788

And if any of this is triggering to you, go check out my episode on How to Deal with Triggers.


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