Add to that our ego and fear of being vulnerable, and our dating experience or relationship can go south pretty quickly.
When you add to the mix texts, social media, dating apps, and emails, there is even more room to miscommunicate.
We’ve all made assumptions and jumped to conclusions.
We’ve all exhibited behavior that wasn’t justified.
We use the gender-neutral term “partners” to refer to people in an intimate relationship, but you might use a different word (and that’s okay)!
No matter how you define dating, it’s important to remember that abuse can occur within all kinds of intimate relationships.
Dating and relationships are hard enough, even with great communication. Trust becomes difficult to produce and keeps healthy and lasting love at a distance.
Mixed signals leave two people reacting to false information.All Scripture quotations, unless otherwise indicated, are taken from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version. Copyright ©2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. One of the reasons many abusive LGBTQ relationships are unreported is because those belonging to this community may be more reluctant to go to the police.They may worry their dating abuse will not be taken seriously if reported, or that they will have to meet with homophobic counselors or law enforcement.At loveisrespect, we get all kinds of questions about dating. If you have questions of your own or need more information, you can always chat with a trained peer advocate!