People will give you warning signs about their true natures very early on — all you need do is heed their warnings. Beware of princess and other royal pains in the ass like drama queens. Sometimes cutting abusive family members out of your life is actually a sign of good mental health. This is a con artist’s technique called, mirroring—”using flattering statements to lift a listener’s confidence in himself.” It takes time to really get to know someone and build trust.When a woman fancies herself royalty, it denotes a level of entitlement, one-sided-ness and probably an incredible lack of empathy. “Instant intimacy” is typically a sign that someone’s stroking your ego into submission and/or that they neither possess nor respect personal boundaries.Ignoring these gives the person a lifeline to expand upon these issues and the damage that can be dealt with this lifeline may have long lasting repercussions.
The following red flags are compiled from previous Shrink4Men articles and discussed on the September 26, 2011 Shrink4Men Radio program. Be very clear about your expectations for your married sex life.
These are the abusive acts that are more overt and forceful, and often the intense acts that reinforce the regular use of other more subtle methods of abuse.
It’s not always easy to tell at the beginning of a relationship if it will become abusive.
It’s a good idea to stay far, far away from resentful people in general.
These relationships are a serious time and energy suck, and they can be very draining.