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The relationship started out with excitement and love. Everything seemed perfect, and getting married or moving in together was the logical next step. Living together went well for a time and then the trouble started. It was little things at first, and then the situation became more and more abusive. What do you do if you love a person who is toxic for you?

How Do You Know If You Are In An Abusive Relationship?

When a person sees their relationship taking an uncomfortable turn, they may think it is them. But some signs point to your partner being an abusive person victimizing you. It is not always easy to spot the signs. If these signs exist, beware.

1. After being rushed to move in together or get married, the other person becomes overly demanding and has unrealistic expectations. This may include being lavished with expensive gifts.

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2. The partner quickly becomes jealous and easily insulted. They over-react to the slightest criticism or if you disagree with them.  You may find yourself being careful of what you say to avoid making your partner angry or insulted. These abusers can have short tempers and be abusive to strangers.

3. Another really troublesome sign is a partner making an effort to separate you from close friends or family members. This imposed isolation is not healthy. The partner may criticize or question friends. Then they may make other people unwelcome. They may be jealous of time spent with other people or friends’ nights out.

If you are experiencing a growing pattern of these troubling behaviours or If you are becoming unhappy and even afraid of your partner, it may be time to think about leaving.

Letting Go of Toxic Relationships and Moving On

When you make the decision to leave the relationship, do it safely. If you are in a marriage, get legal help in obtaining a divorce. Hire an attorney to represent you and your interests. If there are children, a lawyer can help you retain custody and get a fair child support ruling.

After a divorce, there is a chance to start a new life without the fear and abuse present in past marriage. You may even find a good person to love and establish a new family with. You may consider Step parent adoption. Once you are comfortable with the new marriage and the relationship between your children and the stepparent, adoption may be the next move.

Making Sure You Do Not Enter into Another Abusive Relationship

Once you have freed yourself from an abusive relationship, healing can begin. It may take a while to consider dating or seeking romance again. But, we all are drawn to seek companionship. There are many good people in the world. The important thing is to learn the difference between a healthy relationship and an abusive or unhealthy relationship.

When you meet a new love interest, pay attention to the relationship. Look for the warning signs before getting too involved. Dating abuse signs include possessiveness, early pressure to have sex, jealousy and insecurity, quick temper, checking up on your cell phone or social network without permission, or a pattern of put-downs or belittling. Other signs include false accusations, bossiness, mood swings, attempts to isolate you from friends and family, inflicting pain in any way, or rushing you to deepen the relationship before you are ready.

Some people find counselling after a break up helps them avoid future abusive relationships. You may want to go slow with romantic relationships, taking time to know the person very well before making any commitments for the future.


Not all dating rules should be strictly followed. Thus, if you have a strong desire to call a girl, you should not wait 3 days (as one of the first date rules tells) to hear her voice or to ask her for another date. Just follow the dictates of heart. However, there are several rules that you should never break, otherwise you risk to mess up your relationships.

Here are 5 important dating rules by Russian Brides Agency that will help you build sturdy relationships.

Be Yourself

It is crucial to date a person, who will love you with all your good and bad traits, with all your little peculiarities and weaknesses incident to human nature. Otherwise saying, give your date a chance to know you and to accept you as such. Never pretend to be someone else, laugh at things that make you laugh, wear your favourite clothes, talk about the things you are interested in, visit your favourite places together and so on. Your date has the right to know the real you! Do not be afraid of being rejected, as if a person does not understand you, he/she is definitely not your match.

Do Not Lie

Statistics shows that dishonesty is one of the most common reasons that trigger breach in relations. Sturdy relationships can be built only on a solid foundation and this foundation is nothing else but an absolute trust between the two people. Even the most innocent lie can ruin even the most long-lasting relationships. So, always be honest and do not let dishonesty ruin your life.

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Do Not Compare

No one likes to be compared to some other person. So never compare your date with your ex, friends of parents. You are dating a person you do not know well, so give your date an opportunity to feel at ease and open his/her heart. When trying to compare your date with your ex, you have no chances to know your date and to sort out your feeling toward the person sitting in front of you. Better focus on getting to know your date and forget about comparison, as each person is unique.

Pay Attention to Red Flags

When you date someone, you need to be at ease. If you feel any discomfort, or if there is

something about your date’s behavior that makes you feel uncomfortable never force yourself to continue the date. Also never agree doing things that may threaten your health and never join activities that you believe are improper.

Know What You Want

Before dating someone, it is crucial to understand what you are looking for and what kind of relationships you expect to have. Take time to get priorities straight and decide what exactly you are looking for in relationships. Is it just a gentle dalliance or are you looking for a life partner? Are you dating someone just because your are tired of being lonely or do you really want to have sturdy relationships? If you find answers to these questions, building relationships will be a lot easier.

Building relationships is not easy, as just one interesting development can ruin all your plans and expectations. Indeed, human relationships never develop according to a formula, so there are no universal rules and recommendations that will help you predict and avoid difficulties.  The mentioned above rules are also not universal ones, but hopefully, they will help you avoid disappointment in love.


In the late Sixties a young clinical psychologist named James Laird performed a ground-breaking experiment asking a group of volunteers to smile or frown, then report how they felt.

His theory, proved correct, was shocking in its simplicity: those who were grinning should feel significantly happier than those who feigned sadness.

That one tiny movement which can change your outlook is the basis for Professor Richard Wiseman’s new book, Rip It Up.

If you struggle to get over a relationship just write your feelings on paper, put it in an envelope and seal it

If you struggle to get over a relationship just write your feelings on paper, put it in an envelope and seal it

Surviving a break-up:

Struggling to get over a relationship? Write your feelings on paper, put it in an envelope and seal it.

Researcher Xiuping Li from the National University of Singapore Business School asked 80 people to write down a recent decision they regretted.

Xiuping Li then asked some of the participants to hand their descriptions to a researcher and others to seal them in an envelope.

Those who did the latter felt better about their past decision compared with those who handed them over, because they felt as if they had reached closure.

Next time you want help to get over the end of a relationship, write down what happened, put it in an envelope, and kiss the past goodbye.


Britney Spears and Jason Alexander were married for a mere 55 hours in 2004 before their union was annulled, and now he has opened up about their short-lived marriage, insisting that he was in love with the singer.

In a new interview with ABC’s 20/20 show, Jason Alexander says that the decision to end the marriage had not been his.

He said: “I was in love with her. … I feel like she felt the same way.”

Jason Alexander said that when they broke the news of the marriage to Britney Spears’ management team: “They didn’t want to hear anything … and [Spears] came back, and it ended. That was pretty wild.”

In the annulment papers for the marriage, it was claimed that Britney Spears “lacked understanding of her actions, to the extent that she was incapable of agreeing to the marriage”.

But Jason Alexander says of that claim: “Bull***t. That was probably the hardest part about it. I had obviously got my feelings involved.”

Jason Alexander has opened up about his short-lived marriage to Britney Spears, insisting that he was in love with the singer

Jason Alexander has opened up about his short-lived marriage to Britney Spears, insisting that he was in love with the singer

Asked what he had learned from the marriage, Jason Alexander replied: “Nice guys finish last. Look out for yourself.

“If you are going to really get involved into a relationship with a celebrity and you are just an average Joe, make sure you are thinking business!”

Following the annulment, Britney Spears said in an interview: “It was me being silly, being rebellious.”

Since the annulment, Britney Spears has been married to dancer Kevin Federline, the father of her two sons, and is now engaged to marry her former agent Jason Trawick.

However, Jason Alexander spoke last year about Britney Spears’ engagement to Jason Trawick, labelling it “fake”.

Jason Alexander said: “I know everyone wants me to be happy about this, but I am not. I think it’s fake and I think people are afraid to say it.

“They look like they are going through the motions. It seems like an answer to the court thing. Sort of a nice way to sew it all up she marries her handler.”