We all know to avoid people that appear insane or abusive and not select them as a dating partner.
However, some individuals are better at hiding their personality and behavior abnormalities.
If you’re dating a ‘loser’, you may recognize in your partner some of these characteristics described by Consulting Clinical Psychologist Joseph M. This article continues with a note on dangerous versions of the ‘loser’ and offers guidelines for detachment.
It can be difficult sometimes to let yourself believe you are being abused.
It can be hard to admit you are being abused because the person hurting you doesn’t always act this way – sometimes they may be loving and kind.
For this group I have also recently published “Stockholm Syndrome: The Psychological Mystery of Loving an Abuser”.
Obviously, this article has created the need for sequels.
It’s also obvious these warning signs are not only found in dating relationships — but in our spouse, our parents, our friends, and our relatives.
There are more victims in the environment of the Loser than his or her partner.
They can turn what is supposed to be a loving, supporting, and understanding relationship into the “fatal attraction” often described in movies.
A variety of “bad choices” may be encountered each week — most of which are easy to identify and avoid.
If our parent or parents have the characteristics listed in this article, our ability to function as a healthy adult may be hindered due to the dysfunctional family/parent model.