The Relationship Spectrum
All relationships exist on a spectrum from healthy to abusive, with unhealthy in-between. The relationship spectrum below can help you determine if you are in an abusive relationship.
At the start of a new relationship, it’s not always easy to tell if it will later become abusive. In fact, many abusive people appear like ideal partners in the early stages of a relationship. Possessive and controlling behaviors don’t always appear overnight and may emerge and intensify as the relationship grows.