Are you actually in a happy relationship that’s heading towards a happily ever after? Understand these 7 signs of a bad relationship to know the truth.
Relationships can, often, be far more complicated than it seems on the surface.
You could see a cute couple who are happy with each other and assume they’re going to be hitched for life.
And before you know it, the happy couple could break-up and go in different ways?
Still, water always runs deep.
What looks perfectly stable on the outside may not be so on the inside.
Sometimes, you may wonder you’re in a perfectly happy relationship when in truth, you may be moving towards a turbulent future with your lover.
What are the Secret signs of a bad relationship?
When you’re floating on the high of a happy and beautiful relationship, it’s easy to overlook all the little nagging issues that crop up now and then.
But before long, it’s the little things that’ll create bigger issues as they snowball over time.
Don’t let infatuation and intense affection for each other blind either of you from building a prospering relationship on constructive grounds.
Keep an eye out for the signs of a bad relationship that show up now and then, and fix them before it gets worse.
The seven secret signs that reveal a bad romance ongoing
Constant fights, affairs or unhappiness may be the major signs of a bad relationship.
However, these signs don’t just crop up out of nowhere. And it’s the secret signs, those subtle hints that can even look funny at first, that make way for the bigger issues to seep in.
Check out these subtle signs of a bad relationship, and if you do experience something in your own relationship, weed them out before it affects your relationship further.
1. Eye rolling.
Do you take your partner or their opinions seriously?
You may find yourself dumbly smiling at your partner or ignoring when they’re trying to say something to you. And your lover may even laugh about it.
However, the fact that you didn’t listen to your partner or assumed that you were superior to your partner in that aspect shows that you don’t take your lover seriously. To begin with, it may simply be a one-off incident.
But if you find yourself rolling your eyes every time you hear something from the next room or repeating ‘whatever’ inside your head, ask yourself why you’re taking your lover so lightly?
Dominance and power play in a relationship may be confusing to read. Especially if you’re being subtle about it.
Do you feel like one of you has more power in your relationship?
A happy relationship has to have an equal balance of power between the two partners.
If you feel like you’re being dominated or not given enough control of your relationship and its direction, speak about it with your lover.
3. Loss of respect.
Respect for one another is crucial in a relationship.
If you don’t respect your partner, your lover would begin to shy away from giving suggestions or even playing a part in the functioning of your relationship.
And almost all the time, your lover will end up getting attracted to somebody else who respects them and likes them for the person they are.
4. Speaking ill of one another.
Don’t insult one another just to get even or win a fight. And this is especially important when other people are around.
Don’t ridicule your lover, and definitely avoid saying anything demeaning to your lover when others are around.
No matter how you say it, it’ll always be taken badly by your lover.
However, few people love talking about their partner’s inefficiencies to their friends, as if to expect solace and comfort.
However, by speaking ill of your partner to other people, you’re only reassuring yourself that your lover is not good enough for you.
How can a relationship last when all you’re trying to do is convince yourself that your partner is not good enough for you?
5. Avoiding conflict and avoiding resolutions.
Sometimes, it’s easier to overlook some differences rather than pick a fight over it.
But if something bothers you more, don’t avoid talking about it with your lover.
If you see yourself grumbling to yourself about something, be it the dirty sink or the clothes lying around, but you still avoid talking about it to your lover, it’ll do more damage than good.
The rage that accumulates inside you would begin to distance you from your lover, and yet, your lover would have no idea about what’s bothering you.
6. Taking for granted.
This is the most common signs of a bad relationship. All of us take our lovers for granted.
But there’s a thin line between feeling good about helping somebody and feeling like an overworked mule.
It’s very easy to unknowingly take your lover for granted.
Understand how to put yourself in your partner’s shoes and ask yourself how you’d feel.
It’ll help you learn when you’re being overbearing and annoying.
Talk is cheap and silence is golden. True, almost in all cases, but not in love life.
When you’re in a relationship, communication helps open up both your minds and build a better connection.
Do both of you spend your evenings watching your favorite Tv shows after work, and hardly talk about anything with one another?
It may look like a perfect way to relax after a tiring and long day.
But over times, this lack of communication will disconnect both of you from one another.
And soon enough, both of you won’t have anything to share with one another because your minds and ideas are so far apart.
If you’re looking for signs of a bad relationship, check out these 7 signs, to begin with. After all, even the biggest of relationship issues have to start with these little secret signs.
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