Lynn anticipated the pain that would come at any moment.
She was on guard for the humiliation..lack of control..hateful ways.
Before you start a new relationship, make sure that you have begun to cope with the things that you experienced in your past abusive relationship.
Make a list of healthy relationship characteristics and respectful partner traits and look for a relationship that matches with those standards.
This will also help you to know that you can trust your partner as the relationship becomes more serious.
Take Things Slow This may go hand in hand with practicing safe dating, but it’s worth saying again.
However, Lynn is still plagued by the pain and aftermath of a domestically violent relationship.
She is reacting to her current boyfriend as is he was a monster; only the monster was long gone.