" If the answer is yes, this relationship is not for you.If you are starting a relationship, be yourself -- without apology -- from the start.Domestic violence and abuse can happen to anyone, yet the problem is often overlooked, excused, or denied.This is especially true when the abuse is psychological, rather than physical.Your abuser may also threaten you, hurt you, or hurt those around you. Abuse happens among heterosexual couples and in same-sex partnerships.It occurs within all age ranges, ethnic backgrounds, and economic levels.
And it's a major issue facing today's young adults.
It will save both parties a lot of pain down the road. Warren suggests that dating couples should avoid choosing a mate to please someone else.
He writes, "Why would anyone select a marriage partner in order to please someone else?
Noticing and acknowledging the signs of an abusive relationship is the first step to ending it.
No one should live in fear of the person they love.