If you keep these discussions light and non-confrontational, you’ll soon know where you stand, and if you’re not happy with their stance, you can decide early on whether it’s something you want to proceed with.You don’t want to appear possessive and jealous just weeks into meeting someone – save that for later, when you can check their phone while they’re in the shower (just kidding).Andersen wrote a blog post last month about some of the phrases and words you should know if you think you're going through an abusive relationship with a narcissist or sociopath, and this is a few of the ones you should be aware of.Sociopath and narcissist are used interchangeably in this article.
Everything has become a little ill-defined, and I wouldn’t be surprised if you’ve asked yourself these kinds of questions: The early stages of dating should be when you’re having the most fun of all, so don’t let things worry you, because really this is when you should be running through parks holding hands and making slushy PDAs on the tube.
There really shouldn’t be any need to rush into anything – however, it’s important to be realistic.
Everyone has different ideas of what’s right when it comes to dating etiquette.
Donna Andersen is a journalist who founded the website Love after she came out of an abusive marriage with a sociopath.
The website is now a popular go-to place for people who have been through abuse, to help teach them to recognise and avoid sociopaths.