Signs That Your Relationship Might Not Last
There are warning signs if you are heading for a breakup, and also because there are red flags that usually mean it’s not going to work out. Some couples just aren’t meant to be together, and this can be detected in the early stages. Here are signs you and your partner are bound for trouble.
Your values don’t align
Opposites they say attract, but there are some things that are too difficult to look past. It goes beyond likes and interests, if two people have different morals and core beliefs, it is extremely hard to work through. Imagine a feminist with a very traditional partner, its just not going to work.
You argue a little too much
If you argue too often, even about the little things, maybe you two aren’t on the same page. While occasional disagreements can be healthy, constant fighting is a clear indication of conflict in the relationship. Not only is it unhealthy, but it is also a sign that at least one partner is unwilling to see it from the other’s perspective.
Your communication is terrible
If either of you are passive or overly confrontational, issues will eventually surface. Bottled-up emotions are only going to blow up at some point, and constantly being attacked will naturally make someone defensive. Effective communication is one of the most important foundations of a relationship, it is also something that can easily be improved.
You dislike each other’s families
Two partners can still have a successful relationship without liking one another’s family, but blood can be very polarizing. Even the slightest offensive comment will make the other go into defense mode. It’s also a matter of respect. If your partner openly hates your family, it will only be a matter of time until you’re unable to tolerate it anymore.
Your past is an issue
You know you are with the right person if being with them is more important to you than their past. Jealousy is not easily curable because it is a result of a deeper issue within your partner: insecurity. There’s only so much you can do to make them feel reassured.
Your relationship is based more on physical compatibility than emotional
Physical attraction can only go so far. Not only will looks eventually fade, but it’s the foundation of a relationship that gets you through the tough times. If that foundation is sexual, it is not going to last. Intimacy is definitely a critical part of any happy partnership, but it also has to coexist with an emotional connection for it to be of any substance. It should be a balance of both components, not reliance on just one or the other.