Respectful relationships

New relationships can be exciting, but it’s important to know what behaviours dictate a need for caution: 

  • there are declarations of love or demands for unreasonable level of commitment too early in the relationship
  • they threaten suicide if you decline a date
  • they call you names or insult you, and then say they’re ‘just joking’ or they ‘didn’t really mean it’
  • there are extremes in possessiveness, jealousy, highly manipulative behaviour and control.