Are you in a relationship in which you feel stuck? Does it feel like things aren't progressing with your partner? Does he or she belittle you and your values? When arguing, does he or she yell hurtful words or even hurt you physically? An abusive relationship can take any of these forms.
Unfortunately, some people are so accustomed to this type of behavior that they don't realize it's wrong. When two people don't have effective communication, trust, and appreciation for each other, the long-term effects are devastating. When these components are lacking in a relationship, abusive tendencies sometimes surface. If you ever find yourself in a relationship that is mentally and/or physically abusive, remember these five things: