Source Chances are, she had something to do with the breakup. If you don't play her game, she'll eventually explode — which is not something you want to stick around for. You might find social profiles, personal info, and photos that reveal she's still in touch with her ex — or has her eyes on other guys.

So take some time to read through all of these red flags that you should be looking out for while beginning a new relationship if you decide to do so this first year of college. More often than not, you will be glad you got out of a relationship before the relationship began to go south. I decided to start out with this one because no one is ever perfect.

An unhealthy relationship is the last thing you need when trying to start off college strong. Although being perfect is what you'd most likely want to hear, your significant other (SO) is merely putting you on a pedestal; they are only viewing you how they truly envision their perfect SO and not seeing you for you.

Maybe you'll even meet someone that you consider yourself "talking to," casually dating or in a committed relationship with.

After being in a physically and emotionally abusive relationship for well over a year and a half, I believe it is important to share with you the importance of looking for things that may not be right in a new relationship that could possibly lead to any type of abuse.

Your divorce is over and you are ready to get out there and start dating again.

You are both excited about the possibilities and terrified that you will find a loser.

Chances are you will meet some wonderful – and not so wonderful – men during your journey. He admits to having several children with various women. (especially if there are young children involved.) Dating Red Flag #5 – Where Does He Live?

Your responsibility is to know exactly what you want in a man and to keep your eyes open for potential red flags. He spends money frivolously and likes to flash wads of money. You have been dating for a month or two and he has yet to articulate what he does for a living. Questions to ask yourself: Were the mama’s pregnant at the same time? You just find out the man you have been dating is living with his mom or in his sister’s basement.

Neither the boy nor his sister, two years older, looked over from the droning television. Diana told them to turn off the television and change into their swimsuits. So Diana pretended she hadn't asked them and went into the bedroom to change.

Only when the grownups started to leave did the children drag themselves, sluglike, behind us.

Still, despite the child's bizarre behavior, the boy's mother, Diana, was definitely worth a follow-up.