Better than anyone, you know yourself, and you know your body, both mentally and physically. You understand the boundaries of your relationship with friends and family, and how you feel in the morning, after a stressful day at the office, following a workout, or your emotional state.
But, how do you know when you need help?
While others may sense your distress, only you know what “normal” mental and physical health is for you. If you sense something is amiss, ask for help. Your concern is never too small.
An unhealthy or abusive relationship is based on power, control, fear, lies, threatens and manipulation. If you think your relationship is not healthy, safety is the most important thing. Help is available. Talk to someone you trust, see your health-care provider, or contact a local organization.