Let’s check out the 11 relationships to avoid; and tips on how to spot them!
1. Constantly Toxic Relationships
Everybody has good days and bad days, but if you feel like you’ve met someone who can’t get out of the rut or displays continuous circles of toxic behavior, it’s time to move on.
A person who behaves in the same, destructive patterns and doesn’t wish to work on changing is unlikely to have a healthy and happy partnership.
2. Partners Who Need to Control Everything
Control is a form of abuse and can start in a small way and develop into something far more severe.
If you meet someone who has to dictate the terms, times, locations, and days when you date, they’re likely to be more and more controlling as the relationship develops.
3. Secret Relationships
There is no reason why an authentic and committed relationship should be a secret. If you have ever been in this position with toxic guys, you will know how damaging this is:
- You feel distanced from your friends and family
- There is a reason why your relationship can’t be public – usually because of another partner
- It impacts your self-esteem and confidence
- You can’t enjoy the happiness and joy of a new relationship
4. Abusive Partners – Whether Physical or Emotional
It goes without saying, but any partner who is abusive in any way is not worth sticking with. Remember that abuse isn’t only physical, but can also be emotionally damaging.
Should you be chatting online with someone who tries to manipulate you, discourage you, or put you down, run as fast as you can.
This cycle of behavior is controlling, harmful, and is unlikely ever to change.
5. Liberal and Open Relationships Without Boundaries
While some people live very satisfying love lives with an open relationship, for 99% of people, an unrestricted basis isn’t ever going to be suitable for a long-term partnership.
6. Friend zone Relationships
Some couples start as friends, and this develops into something more intimate. However, it is tough to break away from that friend zone.
Friendship is so valuable it is never worth risking for a bit of flirting. Stick to being friends, and have fun finding dates together.
By and large, unless you’re experienced in this type of relationship and have powerful self-confidence and assurance, it will end in disaster.
7. Stagnant Relationships That Aren’t Going Anywhere
When love gets old, and the spark is gone, it can work with a bit of effort. However, if you can’t see any way that you will continue to grow and move forward together, the chances are that you need something fresh.
8. Lack of a Spiritual Connection
Love and romance are profoundly emotional and inspirational experiences. If you don’t feel any deeper connection or passion for your partner, the problems are already a ticking clock, so it’s best to cut your losses.
9. Companion ships That Suck the Joy Out of Life
When you feel anxious or down in the dumps about your love life, it spills into other areas of your life. If there isn’t any happiness there, it’s best to make a fresh start – for both of your sakes!
10. Drama, Drama Every Day
If you’ve met a gorgeous guy or girl on a dating site, and they immediately start telling you about all of their dramas and disputes – trust us, walk away!
People who love drama thrive on the anxiety and gossip that goes hand in hand with it and can be extremely stressful people to try and deal with every day.
11. Dishonet Relationships and Infidelity
Once someone has cheated, the chances are it will happen again. All the promises in the world can’t repair broken trust, so it’s best to move on and find somebody more reliable before you get hurt again.