These behaviors may violate a person’s boundaries, be emotionally abusive, or otherwise controlling.
“Small controlling behaviors might not seem like a big deal at the time, but they can escalate and eventually put someone at risk,” added Pinero.
“For example, demanding to know where someone is at all times, touching or pinching parts of someone's body in public when they’ve made it clear it’s unwanted, or controlling what type of clothes someone wears—these are all abusive behaviors that violate someone’s boundaries.” The laws about sexual violence and dating violence vary by state and situation.
The question that comes to mind for many singles is: are you sharing this joyous time of year with someone special who has potential for the long term?
To answer this question, it is paramount in the dating world to be aware of the cues that your partner is giving off.
In extreme cases, it’s easy to identify the culprit. When you’re wearing sunglasses, they look at their reflection, not at you.
The problem lies when it’s not so clear, when a narcissist is cleverly cloaked as the sweet charmer.
In doing so, you will be able to determine whether your relationship can go the distance.