Love is a tricky thing that challenges most everyone. Finding the perfect person to spend time with is a goal everyone has in common. Unfortunately, many people are so eager to get started in a serious relationship they miss the signs of a bad releationship. Everyone should keep an eye out for indications they are trying to make it work with the wrong person.
A big part of a healthy relationship is offering support to one another. Partners need to be able to rely on each other when things get rough. If they find themselves turning to friends rather than their partner, it might be a sign that the relationship needs some work or that it might be time to move on.
Growth as a person is something everyone should enjoy as part of their relationship. Both partners should be able to identify at least one way in which the relationship has helped them grow as a person. If neither partner can identify how the relationship has helped them, it might be time to sit down and have a serious talk.
In contrast to being able to identify positive growth, it’s important to be able to identify negative influences the relationship may have had. If the negative impact is greater than the positive influence both partners really need to consider whether they should be trying to make the relationship work or if they need to move on.
When partners interact they should have positive feelings about it. A general feeling of happiness after spending time with the other partner should be the norm. If most interactions are negative, it’s a sign that the partners are not compatible. Those who don’t have much experience in relationships might not be able to spot this right away.
One thing that should always be a red flag in a relationship is an ultimatum. When one partner says it’s their way or the highway, it might be time to take the highway. No one person should have ultimate control over the relationship and no one should have to feel powerless against their partner in any situation.