A relationship expert identified 5 warning signs of unhealthy love
- In her efforts to educate young people about healthy love, relationship expert Katie Hood has identified five signs that a relationship is veering into unhealthy territory.
- The more unhealthy markers a relationship has, the more it's likely to cross over into abuse, Hood said.
- Hood said healthy love is a skill we can hone, but everyone is guilty of unhealthy behaviors from time to time.
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Bad relationships start out like any other. They're fun, exhilarating, and impassioned - but at some point they cross over into unhealthy territory.
Spotting the warning signs of an unhealthy relationship can be difficult, since we often harm and disrespect the ones we love, said Katie Hood, the CEO of the One Love Foundation. Hood's organization works to prevent abusive relationships by educating young people about the difference between healthy and unhealthy love.
In her talk at this year's TED conference in Vancouver, Canada, Hood identified a few warning signs that indicate a relationship - especially a romantic one - is headed into abusive territory.
Hood said we're all guilty of unhealthy behaviors from time to time, but the more unhealthy markers a relationship has, the more it's likely to cross over into abuse.
Here are five warning signs that a relationship could be unhealthy.