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Not All Sharks Bite Introduction

Congratulations, the fact your reading this, shows you care enough about yourself to want to be in a healthy, loving and caring relationship. Who doesn’t? Finding someone who you can be truly happy with is part of life’s plan. Relationships are natural, desirable and can enhance one’s life.

Sharks

Unfortunately not all relationships are healthy.

This series aims to educate both men and women in recognising the warning signs of an unhealthy relationship during the early stages of dating and once in a relationship. Learning to recognise the ”Danger Flags” of dating and walking away from dangerous and potentially abusive partners can prevent years of suffering, heartache and misery.

As a young woman I have experienced unhealthy and abusive relationships, not once, but twice. Now, two divorces later, having gained the courage to walk away, I have been able to reflect and recognise the ”warning signs of relationship abuse that I was oblivious too when the oxytocin was pumping and I was falling in love with Sharks.

As one enters the sea of love they may find themselves in shark-infested waters. This series describes abusive partners as Sharks and demonstrates the different abusive techniques used to destroy one’s competence, dignity and self-worth.

I am a strong believer that something positive can come from every experience. If these posts educate just one person and prevent them from falling into the deep end, into an unhealthy abusive relationship, then I have achieved my purpose.

Angela x

Don’t forget to read Part One: What is an unhealthy relationship?

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