Relationships are hard work. What are some of the warning signs that you need to watch out for? Let’s take a look at some red flags that might indicate that your love-life is heading into troubled waters.
You feel offended
If your partner seems oblivious to your feelings, you need to start questioning what’s going on. Sure, sometimes we say things without thinking, but if you’re seeing a consistent pattern where you don’t feel that your emotions are being taken into consideration, then that needs to be addressed.
Your partner doesn’t respect you
It’s often said that familiarity breeds contempt, but that doesn’t mean that you have to accept a lack of consideration or a lack of respect – no matter how long you’ve been together.
Our relationships change over time, but unless you’ve got a bedrock of respect for each other then it’s hard to see how you’re going to sustain your romance.
Your partner doesn’t support you
One of the indicators of a successful relationship is that you and your partner are each other’s biggest cheerleader. You need to feel that your partner is on your side – and vice-versa.
You both often lie to each other
We all have slightly different versions of the truth, but if it’s clear that you’re not being up-front with each other, it’s time to dig a little deeper. What are you not being honest about? Why aren’t you being honest with each other?
You don’t trust each other
Trust is a pretty important foundation for any connection between people. Can you trust your partner? If not, that’s an issue.
You often find yourselves loudly swearing in public
When your private frustrations bubble out into public situations then it’s generally an indicator that things are starting to spiral out of control.
You enjoy loneliness
It’s okay to feel a sense of relief when you get some time to yourself and you crave a bit of head-space to just focus on yourself for a bit, but if you start to prefer your alone time to the time that you spend together then it’s probably time to take a closer look at what’s going on in your relationship.
Your partner publicly humiliates you
This is a bit of a red line for most people. No matter what issues you’re struggling with in your relationship, when things start getting malicious, it’s hard to see how your relationship is going to recover.