Whether it be with a parent, friend, mentor, or partner, some best practices are to catch the red flags early—that includes checking yourself! The biggest red flag for me is someone who cannot respect my boundaries: you do not have limitless access to me, my heart, my mind, or my life. Lacking solid boundaries leaves a crack in your much needed protective shell, often leading to an onslaught of other assaults you are not okay with. It’s also a sign of codependency, which is a whole other beast on its own.
With Relationship Bingo, stamp off those feel-good, healthy, and rewarding green flags that signal “You may proceed”, or that you’re already on the right track.
Absolutely NO FREE PASSES on toxic, narcissistic, or gaslighting behavior. NO FREE PASSES on violating your mental, emotional, or physical safety—or those of others’. Do not pass Go, do not collect $200.