10 Signs Your Friend Is In An Abusive Relationship

Posted on

1. Her Partner Doesn’t Like It When She Spends Time With You

Laura Caseley for LittleThings

Spending less time with your friend when she enters a new relationship is normal.

However, there is a point where it can become excessive and signal that something isn’t quite right.

The NCADV lists, “showing jealousy of the victim’s family and friends and time spent away,” as an abusive tendency that could just be the beginning of bigger problems.

2. She Started Dressing Drastically Different

2. She Started Dressing Drastically Different

Laura Caseley for LittleThings

Jealously is often the root of the problem in most abusive relationships. It may be unfounded, but the abusive partner might often accuse the victim of cheating, according to NCADV.

The way we dress can communicate a lot about how we’re feeling. If your friend has started to dress more conservatively, it may be to convince her partner that she’s not flaunting herself to others.

However, it’s not just limited to provocative clothing. Your friend might also dress down or up to please their partner, or because they’re down in the dumps.

3. She Started Abruptly Canceling Plans

3. She Started Abruptly Canceling Plans

Laura Caseley for LittleThings

It’s always a little disappointing when a friend has to cancel their plans. However, things come up from time to time and we understand the predicament.

That being said, if your cancelling plans is out of character for your friend, and you have a feeling that her partner has something to do with it, you might be onto something.

4. She’s Noticeably Unhappy More Often

4. She's Noticeably Unhappy More Often

Laura Caseley for LittleThings

We can all understand being invested in a relationship and letting the inevitable ups and downs affect our behavior and mood from time to time.

However, have you noticed that your friend is especially sad lately? Abusive partners have a habit of breaking down their victims emotionally by discouraging, or shaming them.

If you have a feeling that your friend might be on the receiving end of this, you might want to ask her if she’s okay.

Incoming search terms:

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *