Cohesive and healthy relationships are what everyone dreams of.
You support one another, have each other’s back through thick and thin, and are able to bounce back from challenges because you BOTH want to be in one another’s lives.
Nonetheless, there are times when we get into relationships that are just downright bad for our health. Learn the five things that will let you know whether he is the one or if you should run far away – and fast!
Past traumas are presenting themselves in your present relationships
You two are always fighting
Disagreements are normal and even expected as two individuals will not always agree on every topic that arises during their courtship. Nevertheless, constant issues are a major red flag. As Sue Kolod, a psychoanalyst in New York City reiterated to Reader’s Digest, “As couples get to know each other better, there should be a progression toward more understanding and less misunderstanding,” “Poor communication that never improves is toxic because, without communication, a relationship can never move forward.”
Neither or just one of you care for the other’s well-being
You should show some level of concern when your significant other expresses their pain, discomfort, or vice. Completely disregarding their emotions is just a precursor for the things to come when bigger challenges arise. You should feel comfortable voicing your opinion and if you don’t, it’s time to reevaluate why you’re choosing to spend time with your partner.
Jealousy is a natural human emotion that we all experience from time to time. However, the conundrum lies when your every move is being monitored and you have to account for every detail of your life. Lesli Doares, a couple’s consultant and coach relayed to Prevention online, “Everything you do must not just include them, but revolve around them. You might find it easier to either lie—and, when your lies are uncovered, everything blows up anyway—or you choose to stop having a life, friends, and interests of your own because the price is too high.”
Narcissistic Personality Disorder
This article first appeared on Africa.com