The beginnings of a romance are blissful. But they are also often ignorant. You are so busy thinking about the person you think you have found that you aren't seeing the bright, flashing warning signs that keep popping up in front of you.
We don't want your life to end in smoldering ruins. No one wants that. Here are 10 warning signs
that you may be dating a nut bar:
1. You know something isn't right from the start.
You have to trust your instincts. Brenda Lewis, LCSW and psychotherapist, says that she often hears that a year later, the signs were there at the start. She says it can take 3 to 5 months to really to know someone but that you cannot and you should not ignore early warning signs.
2. You're all they've got.
As special as it may make you feel, it is not a good sign to be the only bright spot in someone's life. If there is no one else in this person's life, there is a reason. It may be that they don't treat people well or that there is something else that is unattractive about them as a person.
3. They want you to meet their family and start one of your own ASAP.
If your new main squeeze starts talking about meeting family, getting married and having babies after only a few dates, you might want to consider taking off and running in the opposite direction.
4. They can't let go of things.
If your partner can't let things go and rants and remains upset about them for days, you may have a problem. Caring for someone like this is incredibly difficult. Trying to make and keep them happy will consume your entire existence.
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5. They can't hold down a job.
If your partner is unable to hold down a job for any length of time, it doesn't necessarily mean that they are a psycho but it is certainly a warning about their personality. It likely demonstrates that they are unable to get along with other people and this will likely come up in any conflict the two of you have. Besides, do you really want to support someone forever?
6. They have issues from a previous relationship.
Few of us escape our past relationships unscathed but there is a reasonable limit. If they are still so wounded by something that happened 10 years ago that they lash out at you at random moments, you might want to consider moving on. This is clearly not an emotionally healthy person and for you to be happy, you need to be with someone healthy. And remember that you cannot fix people.
7. They spy on you.
Communication is important in relationships but if s/he is constantly checking up on you and not taking you at your word, you may be dating a psycho. BUT if you are in fact cheating or being otherwise dishonest, than this does not apply. If you are perfectly loyal and honest, you may want to make your exit.
8. Their life has more drama than reality television.
If you feel like you are riding a emotional roller coaster every day of your life, you're probably dating a nut. They often use sex to control you and then push you away and then pull you back in. It is endless.
9. They're violent.
If your partner is into throwing things or destroying valuable items of yours, beware. Signs of violence in men are often obvious and present as physical aggression but women aren't exempt from this behaviour. If violence is the result when things get intense, you may have a problem.
10. Their friends and family warn you.
This should be a crystal clear sign. If the person warning you has good intentions, and you can usually tell, than you should definitely listen. The cat is out of the bag. If you ignore them, you can't say they didn't try.
Have you every dated a crazy person? What were your warning signs?
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