10 Red Flags People Show Early in Relationships that You Must Believe

Threats That Might Be Empty

Bad people use the feelings of others to get what they want. To get you to stay, they'll say horrible things, even to themselves, and make you believe that if they do them, it will be your fault.

Everyone is Wary

When everyone you know has had bad experiences with someone, you can probably assume it’s the person and not everyone else.

Pushing Boundaries

They'll start with small things that don't seem important and say things like "they didn't know" or "didn't think you were serious." Watch out for people who cross even the smallest line.

Telling You They’re Not Ready

Too many of us won't believe someone when they tell us straight out who they are. Trust them when they say they're not ready to commit, aren't sure about the relationship, or don't know what they want.

Skilled Liar

People who constantly and easily lie to everyone else are probably lying to you, too.

Telling You Who You Can Be Friends With

That person who says you can't be friends with people of the opposite gender probably likes being in charge. It's even worse if they don't follow the same rule.

Telling You They’re a Cheater

If they’ve cheated on all their partners and openly admit it to you, they’re probably going to cheat on you, too.

Purposefully Tearing You Down

Insecure people will do anything to make everyone else feel less than. They’ll nitpick you, sabotage you, and undermine everything you do.

Fleeing the Scene

You can tell a lot by someone with how they act in a minor conflict. Do they take responsibility for their behavior, or do they run?

Inappropriate Jokes

Every once in a while, we can all enjoy some toilet humor. But when they can't find any other funny things to say or are too busy making inappropriate sexual jokes, they probably only have one thing on their mind.

A Gut Feeling

If you have a weird feeling in your gut, listen to it! Our instincts were honed over millennia of evolution. They’re unlikely to lead you astray.

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