50 red flags of dating
Or the female friend who was also friends with his ex-wife (with whom I got along great, by the way) and every time I was around, the friend gave me the silent treatment or exclude me from the conversation (which of course my partner never noticed) This guy would swear I tried to separate him from his friends.
That is why articles discussing this issue, without any clarification, can cause more damage than not.
You are just an object to validate their existence, and if you dare to pull them up on their behaviour, god help you.
I'm talking about a partner that tries to limit your relationships in order to cut you off from important people in your life.The red flag is your recognizing what he was doing and calling him on it. Perhaps wanting to isolate is also a warning of danger. having recently 'detached' myself from 5 years of hell with someone who was out to just make my life a misery and feed off my misery (yes it took me months to realise what was happening)I then found myself spending years trying to reason with this 'human', make excuses, hope things would get better, read up on it all, and then realised that I was dealing with a sub-human, and no matter what I did, I was never going to win, and neither did he care, just discarded like I was nothing.The fact that he turned it back on you is enough to tell you he wasn't being truthful with you or committed to the relationship. A good man would not want to have the relationships you mentioned. Not only the points, which are absolutely to the T, but also the last paragraph with the "He told me so, but I just didn't listen." Sometimes, most times our own expectations are our worse enemy, and can bring about the biggest harm, making us stay in situations we wouldn't otherwise. When a man says "I don't love you and I never will", just listen to him, don't try to figure out what subterfuge he's playing, he's not. People who have never been in this situation have no idea at all what it's like, being sucked in, love bombed, devaued and discarded, endless mind games and psychological abuse.And watch for red flags—indicators that something needs to be questioned or otherwise validated.Often these are clues that something may be trouble in the future.