As you make your way through this life, you are going to have your fair share of brushes with love and relationships. You are going to go through your unique experiences – some of them good and some of them… well, less than good. There will be some of you who will be lucky enough to actually meet the people you’re meant to be with for the rest of your life at the first try.
However, there are also the unlucky people, the vast majority of the world, who don’t really get love right on the first try. Love is always a journey. It’s a process. And sometimes, the process doesn’t always turn out the way that you would want it to.
Sure, when you first get into a relationship with someone, you would think that you have what it takes to make that relationship last. You always have high hopes. You always try to be optimistic about your love. And maybe, for the first part, things go your way. You genuinely believe that the two of you have what it takes to make it through. You first meet and you develop a kind of interest and spark with one another. You establish a really strong emotional connection with one another and so you decide to take a chance on it. You decide to invest yourselves in this relationship with all of your souls. However, just because you love one another at the start doesn’t necessarily mean that things are going to stay that way.
When you get back down from the high of your honeymoon period, you are going to be faced with a lot of very real issues and problems surrounding your relationship. And you’re going to be forced to deal with these issues as a couple. You’re going to have to solve these problems together. And if you fail to do so, then your relationship is very unlikely to last. When you find that that’s the case, it’s better for you to just let go of your relationship, walk away, and move on.
But how do you know that it’s time for you to move on from your relationship? How do you know if you should stay and try even harder? After all, you have always been taught to never let go of love so easily. You have always been taught to fight for everything that you believe in. But then, you’re lost. You don’t know whether to hold on tighter or to just let go. And that’s exactly what this article is for. There are certain signs that you need to keep an eye out for to determine whether your relationship is still worth fighting for or not.
If you find that your partner is guilty of a lot of the red flags that will be listed on here, then it might be best for you to seriously reconsider the state of your relationship. Remember that self-awareness is always going to be important. You don’t want to be wasting all of your time and emotional energy on a relationship with someone who just doesn’t feel the same kind of love with you anymore. Here are a few of the sings that you need to be on the lookout for.
1. You feel like they take you for granted.
You get the sense that your partner just takes you for granted. You don’t feel appreciated and validated with any of your efforts anymore. You get the sense that your partner just doesn’t see you as a person of worth or value any more. And that can be particularly damaging to your sense of self-worth.
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2. They no longer respect you.
In any kind of relationship, mutual respect is always going to be of the essence. And if you feel like respect is just lost between the two of you, then there is no way that your relationship is going to last. A lack of respect in the relationship can breed an environment of toxicity and turmoil.
3. They take and take but they never give.
A healthy romantic relationship is always going to be composed of a balanced exchange of give and take. Two people have to always be giving just as much to the relationship as they take away. There must always be a healthy balance for a relationship to work.
4. You feel like they don’t make an effort to meet your needs.
When you get into a relationship with someone, you’re going to have certain needs and expectations both from the relationship and from your partner. However, when those needs aren’t being met, it can be very difficult to find a sense of meaning and fulfilment in the relationship.
5. You no longer share the same values or principles.
And lastly, you never want to be with someone you’re incompatible with. A lot of times, incompatibility in a relationship can stem from a lot of irreconcilable values, principles, and differences.