"When he came up to me I grabbed onto his antlers because he had already charged against my legs.
Bad relationships aren’t just limited to marriages or partnerships—they can occur while dating, in friendships, or families.
They may even call or drop by unexpectedly to “check up on you.” At first, this behavior might feel like intense love, but that’s not love, that’s stalking.
All of us can be self-centered from time to time; it’s a necessary part of self-preservation.
Some don’t recognize or aren’t willing to accept that the relationship is unhealthy, or they are fearful or lack the inner strength to leave.
Or, they believe that they can change their partner and things will improve.
Where selfishness becomes a problem is when everything revolves around how it affects one individual, with no consideration for the other person.
Self-centered people think only of themselves, ignoring or discounting the feelings of others.
Any type of physical force is unhealthy—not only hitting or slapping, but pushing, and grabbing as well.
Cruel behavior toward other people or animals is a sign of aggressiveness, as are displays of anger that involve hitting, kicking, or throwing objects.
We can all be critical of the ideas and behaviors of others at times, but when it’s frequent and done with the intent to hurt or belittle, it’s unhealthy.
Critical people make you feel inadequate or unworthy.
Any time you feel frightened or intimidated in a relationship, it’s time to get out.