Signs of an unhealthy dating relationship
Often a young girl is totally swept off her feet by an intense young man’s obsessive love for her.
It feels so intoxicating that she believes it is true love; but overtime it feels smothering and can become abusive.
and owner of Great Waters Press “Lou Priolo has authored another volume addressing a crucial issue of life from a Christian worldview.This week I’ve been speaking to church and community leaders in Tortola, British Virgin Islands on what they can do to help victims of domestic violence.Last week I read two stories in the national news of college students who were beaten to death by their boyfriends.October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and yet we are painful unaware of this devastating problem.Did you know: • 40% of girls aged 14 to 17 report knowing someone their age who has been hit or beaten by a boyfriend.
His description of his parents’─especially his father’s rejecting or shaming behavior. His recollections of physical assault directed at him or at his mother. His personality indicators such as frequent anger and jealousy or an intense fear of abandonment. His trauma symptoms, such as constant sleep disturbances and nightmares, memory losses for specific events, panic attacks, crying, and depression. His alcohol or drug abuse to numb himself to his internal pain. Does he insist that everything is always her fault? His cyclical mood swings that seem to have nothing to do with her but incorporate a theme of her being all good or all bad–you’re wonderful or terrible.