Updated: Nov 17
Signs of being pressured in a relationship include being pushed to do things that make you feel uncomfortable, unhappy, or stressed.
Pressuring shows up in many forms. In more advanced cases, someone may use guilt to pressure their partner into doing things that they don't want to do. Examples of this are:
Guilting you partner to do something you don't want to do by saying that it is important to them or will hurt their feelings if their partner doesn't do what they want.
Not respecting clearly stated boundaries
Threatening to hurt themselves or others if their partner don't do what they want
"You wanted to the last time, how could you say no now when you had no problem before?"
"You would if you loved me"
A relationship should bring joy and comfort. Create a safe space where both partners express their needs and desires, respect each other’s feelings, and feel valued. That's what's healthy!
Our video series, That's What's Healthy, aims to educate people on the red flags of unhealthy relationships that pop up before the behavior escalates into abuse. Visit our YouTube channel or blog for more videos on red flags.