Finding the right partner is essential for your health and happiness. You want your relationship to be the right one for you, but sometimes the initial attraction isn’t enough to make the relationship last.
Tension, boredom, frustration, fear, and anger are not emotions you should feel when you’re in a healthy relationship.
HERE ARE 9 SIGNS THAT MAY INDICATE THAT I AM IN A BAD RELATIONSHIP:
1. YOU HAVE CHANGED.
If you’ve changed since you started this relationship, and it’s not in a good way, it’s a sign that your relationship is bad for you. Normally, your partner is supposed to help you become a better person. If your health, resolve, focus or emotional well-being is declining, it’s probably time to look for another partner who can provide you with a more fulfilling relationship.
2. YOU HAVE DIFFERENT GOALS.
When you got together, you made plans together and maybe you talked about having kids or your career goals. If things have changed and your partner no longer shares the same dreams, it is a sign that this relationship will not have much future.
3. YOU FEEL CONFLICT.
Losing love with your partner is one thing, but feeling hatred or contempt for their behavior is a very bad sign for your relationship. Bitterness, resentment, and fear are also painful negative emotions that are not part of a healthy relationship.
4. YOU REJECT THE FAULT.
Your partner blames you for the way things are going in the relationship, but you also blame them for the same. In fact, you both probably have some responsibility.
5. YOU DON’T WANT AN INTIMATE RELATIONSHIP.
You’ve stopped touching, kissing, and cuddling like you did when you started your relationship. Intimate relationships don’t interest you anymore either like at the beginning.
6. YOU DON’T TRUST YOURSELF.
Trust your intuition when something goes wrong. If you feel like your partner is hiding something from you, it may be a sign that you need to confront them or move on. Distrust in a relationship leads to accusations.
7. YOU DON’T MAKE ANY EFFORT.
In a study of couples who had been married for seven years, couples who reported being stuck in a rut and rarely doing anything exciting together also reported very low satisfaction with their marriage nine years later. Boredom in a relationship now can cause significant dissatisfaction later.
When it comes to doing something new and exciting together, you or your partner don’t want to put in the effort. And it’s understandable if you don’t match. Why invest time and money in this relationship if it isn’t right for you?
8. YOU ARE VERY DIFFERENT.
Your partner likes to sit and watch TV all day, but you prefer to go out with your friends. If you have very different interests, either of you will feel disappointed when your needs are not met. Major personality differences can lead to conflict in a relationship.
9. YOU HAVE FANTASIES THAT INVOLVE OTHER PEOPLE.
If you’ve imagined a better life for yourself, even if it’s with a fictitious romantic partner, it reveals that you are unhappy in your current relationship.
Talking about your relationship issues to a potential romantic partner when you feel like you can’t talk to your partner about it is a sign of poor communication in the relationship. You should be able to tell your partner what’s bothering you.