The first and perhaps most obvious trait is her consistent low self-esteem.Bella constantly reminds herself that she's uncoordinated, unsocial, and unattractive.
A study by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation found that 75 percent of seventh graders report having a boyfriend or girlfriend.It is understandable that one partner would try to please the other in an effort to accomplish a stable relationship. No relationship is first based on violent behavior; it is first filled with love and affection.So where is the line of what is abusive and what isnt? If your partner is asking you to do something against your will, or to change who you are, then this could be a sign of an abusive relationship. In the beginning of many unhealthy relationships, the abuser comes on very strong and loving to their partner, they show all the attention and acceptance that their partner desires.Usually there is little compromise, forced inequality, and your individuality is taken from you.Abusers often use excuses such as, "If you love me you would..." or "You have to make sacrifices for a relationship," or "It would really make me happy if you wouldnt..." Using these phrases doesn't come across as demanding; and therefore can be hard to distinguish as what they really are: a way to take advantage of someone.