Warning signs when dating

Jessica was a junior in college when she started dating Jason.

She had her eye on him for a while, thinking he was cute.

Your friends have subtly mentioned it but you laughed it off. They are continuously blaming other people for anything and everything that has ever gone wrong.They never assume responsibility for their actions. You never know from one minute to the next if they are telling the truth or not and when you try to call them out on it, well, they insist they aren’t lying and blame your suspicions on you. They meet you, like you, tell you that you are everything they have been looking for in a partner, they sweep you off your feet and want to either move in or get married. So much so that sometimes you feel like you are in a deep passionate love movie. They say all the right things and give you complete undivided attention. Beware, they are so charming it’s almost unnatural. If something terrible is happening, it’s happening to them and it’s all about them, even if it isn’t. The once passionate and non stop attention they use to shower you with has now turned to them almost completely ignoring you and acting like they are bored with you. They rarely pay any attention to you these days but don’t try to bring it up in conversation. It’s up to you to change things if you don’t like it, not them. You were once a robust, fun and outgoing person and now you feel like a zombie.Things are tough right now; life, work, kids, family, aging parents, what have you. And we don’t mean they are happy one day and then sad the next. So scary that you actually feared for your safety more than once.You never once stopped to think that chances are your partner just may be a sociopath. One minute they love you and you are the best thing in the world, and the next minute they are spewing venom at you.If you recognize any of these signs in your partner it’s time to either bolt or seek professional help for you or both of you or them, if they are open to it. You need to look after yourself and your happiness.

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