The honeymoon phase in the beginning of relationships is a real thing. Everything that they do is seemingly perfect, you don’t want to accept any of their flaws. You feel like this is someone you can spend the rest of your life with. Just because there are many positives about someone, doesn’t mean there aren’t any negatives. It is important to acknowledge their negative traits as well to navigate the remainder of the relationship. There can be many signs or red flags you are ignoring in the name of love, and I will help you identify them! Here are the 5 Biggest Relationship Red Flags To Look Out For:
You know more about them than they know about you.
In a connection there should be mutual interest in each other’s lives. If you notice that you are asking all of the questions and aren’t receiving any back, there is a problem. They should be as invested in the connection as you are! This is what makes a bond strong and steady. Knowing each other’s likes, dislikes, and pasts!
All of their exes were ‘crazy’
Be weary of people who claim that everyone has done them wrong. In most relationships the blame does not weigh on one person. A person who can’t admit that they have done wrong in a situation is someone who can’t take accountability for their actions. If they bad mouth all of their exes why do you expect you’ll be different if you break up?
They expect you to do things they don’t do
If they tell you all of the expectations that they have for you best believe they should have them for themselves. Don’t let anyone tell you about how they want you to dress and act, yet they don’t do the same. They don’t have standards for themselves, so don’t expect them to follow through in the expectations you have for them. There should always be a healthy and supportive balance in a relationship.
They disrespect you when angered
Being upset or angry is not an excuse to be an asshole, especially with the people you love. If someone is disrespecting you emotionally, mentally, or physically this is the biggest red flag on this list! A person should be mature enough to sit with you and express why it upset them, instead of lashing out. You shouldn’t be with someone who constantly puts you down. You deserve someone who makes you feel your absolute best!
Lack of communication
Communication is the foundation of every relationship. If they cannot efficiently communicate their feelings with you, this most definitely will cause a strain. To keep a relationship long lasting and exciting you need to be able to improve your communication. If you can’t talk to each other in an open and honest way this will lead to finding it elsewhere.
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