The initial stages of relationships are fun. Dinner, dancing, flirting, going to the movies together, having paint ball fights and so on. It’s the best, isn’t it? You’re so blinded under the bubble that the outside reality feels unreal and you can’t see straight, right? That’s where the problem lies. You can hardly see straight... not good.
It’s natural and easy to miss those red flags in your relationship. Instead, you see the world through rosy lenses and ignore anything mischievous your partner might do. But you should know – those red flags aren’t there to be taken for granted. There are always indicators that your relationship isn’t really as you thought it was. The signs are always there; you just have to know when, where and how to look.
Now this isn’t to say you should turn your spy mode on each time you’re with your partner. That’s why here is a simple compilation of the commonest warning signs that something isn’t right in your relationship. If you feel like you’re wasting your time in a “no-win relationship” that drains you at your emotional and mental state; if you’re the only one investing more emotionally in the relationship; if your love interest is indisposed to commit fully for the relationship to go forward, it’s time to leave this sinking ship before it drowns you in heartache.
So read these signs. Remember them the next time you feel like something in your seemingly fantastic relationship is a bit off. Red flags in relationships shouldn’t be dismissed.
You hesitate to take their help
Feeling hesitant and doubtful while asking for help from your partner is a major red flag. Example; if you feel weird about asking them to bring you some groceries and ask a friend instead, they might not be the “right one” for you. Being with the “right one” puts you in a comfortable zone to ask them for help whenever you want.
They don’t take out time for you
If they keep saying they can’t spare some time for you while they go and give others time, it’s a strong red flag. You need to see you clearly aren’t at the top of their priority list. People make time for those who matter to them; loving those who don’t even look at their schedule to give you time. If not, take it as a sign they aren’t who you thought they were. *Continue reading on next page*