Green Flags of a Healthy Relationship: Feeling Safe
If you've read my previous posts you maybe noticing a change in perspective on this one! Do you see how I am changing my series? Rather than focusing on the red flags of spotting an abuser I am flipping the script. I want to manifest in the positive. And honesty, who doesn't? I don't know about you but writing about and focusing on what people DO want in a relationships feels so much better!
Do you feel safe emotionally and physically? In the presence of your significant other, are able to express your fears or vulnerability while feeling emotionally safe? Are you and your partner comfortable in discussing your feelings about both of your past and present life?
If you answered yes to these questions, Congratulations! You just may be in a healthy relationship.
On the other hand, do you have nagging doubts? If so, delve deeper. Your relationship is worth your discernment! Still not sure but feel like you need help? You can find more information on the types of abuse, why people abuse and why it’s so difficult to leave.
In my book Urge Overkill: A Story of Breaking Free, you'll see the change of relationships from the red flags of the abuser I left, to the green flags of my relationship with my husband now. See? There is hope for those in bad situations.
Reach out to The National Hotline for Domestic Violence for help: Know that our advocates are here to support you every step of the way with a sympathetic hear and zero judgment. They are available 24/7/365 and interactions are completely free and confidential.
May you be happy, healthy, safe and at peace.
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