Wow....we have a board for BBW now.....so let's talk about some women's issues, shall we? How about those abusive relationships? I have been in them. Trying hard to not fall back into my usual pattern with any new guy I meet now. I have posted this on the boards in various threads, more than once, after reading posts by women I thought might be in an abusive relationship. Seems fitting to start off with this list: I started thinking about this topic and wanted to pull up that list of warnings signs.....all this inspired by a new man I have been talking to on the phone. Haven't met him in the flesh yet......and he seems quite nice actually. However......something about him......keeps reminding me of my relationship with my very possessive/jealous/disturbed first husband. I think there should be clarity about exactly what abuse is, too. Opinions? Experiences? Things you have learned or seen? Anything to add? Input from the men is okay, too. Just don't want any bashing/blaming of people that have been in/are in abusive relationships. The intent of this thread is to "hash it out" and perhaps find an understanding/insight of each other and how we can make our lives/relationships better.