Relationships

A Subtle Bully

People tend to stereotype bullies as those who are loud, demanding and ready for a physical fight. They see them...

Relationships

Choosing a Better Partner

When a person leaves a relationship where they were bullied, they are reluctant to trust another person in a committed...

Relationships

Hesitant to Commit

Anyone who has just left a bullying partner would be wise to make sure they do not enter the same...

Relationships

Building Dating Confidence

If you question a group of people who have left a relationship where they were bullied, the majority of them...

Aggressiveness and bullying have now become recognized as major relationship issues, but they were often dismissed in the past. Friends and family, listening to a person complain about a partner who bullied them, would simply tell the person they were being too picky. Many times, bullying and aggressive behavior has led to relationship violence. That is one of the reasons professionals and the media have stressed the importance of awareness of this type of behavior in a relationship.

People with self-esteem issues find that aggressive behavior will generally get them what they want, and they become bullies over a period of time. Those who use this method of getting their way in a relationship often believe they are entitled, and their demands escalate and become unreasonable. The person who is being bullied in the relationship is wise to leave if their partner refuses to modify their behavior and become a more reasonable person.