We’ve pretty much all gone through relationship difficulties and failed relationships. So how do you know when things can be fixed versus when a relationship is heading south for sure? Here are some tell-tale signs to
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Most of us feel flattered if our partner is jealous on occasion, even if there is no real reason to be jealous. It’s a reminder that your partner wants to be only with you. But having a partner who is always like this can drain you physically, mentally, and emotionally. If you find yourself being as jealous as Paul Walker’s character in the movie Noel, you might find yourself alone on the next holiday!
Lack of Trust
A lot of couples are in negative relationships without even realizing it. A healthy relationship is built on mutual trust and respect. Sure, you have to prove that you are trustworthy over time, and it is a give and take process that involves patience and understanding. But if you have been together for a while and you find that you are still doubting each other, you have to wonder if there is a reason for it and if the relationship is really going to last. It’s one thing if you have agreed to be in an open relationship, but if you are exclusive then you have more expectations to live up to.
Feelings of Uneasiness
If you sometimes feel uneasy or unsafe with you partner, then be mindful. Don’t brush your feelings aside as irrelevant. Someone who makes you feel constantly defensive or even in danger is a clear sign of a toxic relationship.
A Controlling Relationship
Don’t allow yourself to be suffocated by your partner to the point of no longer knowing what to do. You are both important in the relationship, so you should feel free to express yourself and your opinions should count in decisions together. You can still love a person while maintaining your right to making your own decisions. A partner can help you decide on some things but should never control you. If you feel that there is no longer respect and understanding between you and your partner then you should probably start packing. After all, relationships are meant to make us happy, not sad.
Blame for Relationship Difficulties
Don’t blame your partner for the way things are going in your relationship because it wouldn’t have happened in the first place if you did not allow it. Blaming yourself or others won’t do any good and is toxic to both you and your partner. The important thing is knowing when to draw the line and to move one with your life.