No matter the relationship, seeking a restraining order can be very disconcerting.
That said always make sure no matter the relationship that your personal safety is there.
Unfortunately, too many women (and in some cases men) fail to see when there is a clear and present danger. As a result, they put themselves in a precarious position. With that happening, they can suffer from verbal abuse all the way down to physical abuse.
So, if you’re in a relationship that appears to be getting away from you, is a restraining order necessary?
Always Make Safety Priority Number One
So that you are able to best protect yourself from a hostile situation, remember a few keys:
1.Knowing the circumstances
Above all else, do you 100 percent know what is going on in your relationship?
For some individuals, they are all but clueless about what is happening around them. They may think they know the other person well, but the truth is they do not. As a result, they can end up getting hurt in more ways than one.
Be sure to know as much information as you can about someone significant in your life.
In getting to know them, did you do an online background check? If you didn’t, you may now only be discovering a side of them you did not expect.
By having as many details possible about the person’s life, you are better suited to assess the situation. In that assessment, you may realize the time has come to get some help to protect your physical well-being.
2.Knowing the signs
Understanding the signs of an abusive relationship are not always front and center.
As an example, someone can seem nice to you more times than not. Yet, when they do snap, it can get ugly rather fast..
Among such signs of abuse:
- Blaming you for anything and everything
- Yelling instead of having a respectful conversation
- Calling you names and putting you down in other ways
- Not being supportive in your time of need
When you see such signs begin to add up, it is a good opportunity to stop and think about where things may go.
Although it seemed rather innocent at first, you could be in with someone who is going to abuse you at some point. If the signs are pointing that way, seeking a restraining order before it is too late is always a good idea.
3.Knowing you did the right thing
In seeking a restraining order, there may be some guilt creeping into your life.
For instance, what if that person you placed a restraining order on is also the parent of your child or children? Will you feel guilty about having had to seek a court order? While there may be some guilt, know that you did it for your protection and the well-being of your children.
Last, don’t fall for what appear to be sincere overtures sent your way to repair the relationship.
Although fine to talk to avoid a breakup and even a divorce if married, let it known certain things must change. If the relationship seems doomed, make sure you put your safety and the safety of your loved ones at the top.
So, has the time come in your relationship to consider seeking a restraining order?