Unhealthy relationships are almost always characterised by emotional abuse.
What is Emotional Abuse?
Any behaviour by your partner that leaves you feeling out of control and diminished, never knowing where you stand and walking on egg shells.
+ Emotional abuse can be very harmful to a person's self+esteem and ability to leave an unhealthy relationship
Emotional abuse does not necessarily happen on your first date, but gradually creeps into the relationship. You may only notice some of the features mentioned here.
Emotionally abusive relationships usually follow a rollercoaster ride of good and bad times which may have a number of patterns.
+ The outburst followed by the "honeymoon period" where you partner is apologetic and tries to make up for the outburst
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