As I have mentioned , or referenced earlier, there are many red flags to watch for ..or just listen to your gut because it does not lie, unlike many you may encounter in a lifetime ..as I age I realize that many sayings that we blow off, myself included, have merit .
Trust your gut is number one ..if you meet some one and the “pick up line ” has your thought bubble immediately responding to “what a jerk”…odds are he is likely a jerk
When you meet someone , who has actively dated your sister for years ( although according to him, they never really did) and he grabs your ass in a bar , while on a date with your sister ..who might wish to question why ..my sister did not speak to me for two years ..I told her introducing me was payback in spades .
When you are informed ” I could have purchased that , now worth 500K home for 80K , but I was worried that I would not have enough beer money ..proceed to the exit ..quickly
When you move in with someone, in a committed relationship, yet they still barhop at least 3-4 nights a week without you ..not a positive sign
When you make impromptu home stops at your SO home , during business hours ,and they are asleep , during the day due to the aforementioned bar hopping …bad sign
When they say ” Have you ever seen a match burn twice?” and you reply “”that’s not possible and they proceed to light a match , blow it out and then stick it on your hand. You may be thinking WTF??? I was , at the time, but that abbreviation was non-existent at the time . Gentleman would put the hot match on his own hand. A true gentleman would not even think of doing that .
When you are asked “Why can’t your eyes be blue?” I happen to love my brown eyes and so apparently does Van Morrison . I never asked “Why don’t you have a six pack” because I did . Exercise has been a vital part of my life for 44 years. If someone believes that you are “less than” don’t buy what they are selling . Do not put yourself on the clearance rack
When your mother in law ( not the warmest , or kindest person, informs you that “he had the nicest girlfriend for five years but he treated her like Garbage..ordering her about etc ..RUN
When your father advises you that ” you are being led down the garden path” you may not know what that means but trust your dad on that
When their mother, who was as cold as Leo DiCapriono ended up at the end of Titanic) tells you that he dated a very nice girl for many years , but expected her to be a servant and wait on him..DON’T
When you pregnant with their child and they hit you ..Done. When they do that and their stands by with a smirk..double done…that is pretty twisted
Signs of gambling or alcohol addiction ? Not getting better . When your first impression is ” I don’t date alcoholics” trust yourself
When you are expected to do the “lion’s share of work” , bring in the income, take care of the house , the children when you sometimes work 7 days a week ..that is tough ..trust me on that one and you will never regret it . If you question yourself and what you have to offer please contact me.
I desire nothing more to help others
If there is anything questionable involving children..call the Police
If you are injured..Call the Police on the spot
If there is a temper …there will always be . You do not need that as you age..your blood pressure will double .
Any ACT which you are uncomfortable with , or is intended to degrade you …twisted minds should seek like ..”.normal ” people should look for like individuals . Do not let anyone make your perform actions to “stay safe” . Take action and make sure that you are safe
Ultimately, if you are not wise and the trusting sort ..it was actually mentioned to me recently that I was gullible and naive..to which I responded ” Seems to have worked out well for you “. You can lose all that you value and cherish ..Do not let Happen to you ..I did and as I stated to a therapist the other day ” When I was teenager dreaming of my future I could never have phathomed the nightmare that my life would become”