At the beginning of a relationship, an abuser will always say the jealousy is a sign of love.
He/she may question you about whom you have spoken to or seen during the day, may accuse you of flirting, or be jealous of time you spend with family, friends, children or hobbies which do not include him/her.
As the jealousy progresses, he/she may call you frequently during the day or drop by unexpectedly.
Because relationships exist on a spectrum, it can be hard to tell when a behavior crosses the line from healthy to unhealthy or even abusive.
While not all abusive people show the same traits, or display the tendencies to the same extent, if several behavioural traits are present, there is a strong tendency toward abusiveness.
In the beginning, “the honeymoon” of the relationship, it’s difficult to determine what type of individual you are dating.
Both you and the date are guarded, trying to obtain information about the other as much as possible without seeming like a police detective.
Romantic relationships can be wonderful with the right person.
A relationship with the wrong individual however can lead to years of heartache, emotional/social damage, and even physical damage.