At the beginning, a relationship with a toxic person can just seem like a relationship with someone who likes you a lot. It seems like they’re interested in everything about you — who your friends are, what your routine is like, what your relationship with your family is like — and you don’t realize they are using this information to manipulate and control you. It’s important to recognize the red flags and realize that while it seems like he’s just protective or he just cares about you, love that tries to control you isn’t love at all.
Here’s what to look out for:
If the person you’re with starts to send messages like this, please reconsider.