But it’s a major red flag if you find yourself compromising on yourself or feeling uncomfortable.
Business Insider asked eight relationship experts, many who specialise in helping people who have been in abusive relationships, about what they think are the major red flags.
If everyone in their past was ‘crazy,’ that is a huge red flag. If the date says one thing and does another, look deep into yourself and tell yourself it will only get worse and walk away.
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Or you were in a relationship that was verbally, emotionally, financially or even physically abusive.