You might think that you’re already with “the one” in your relationship and that’s great. Confidence is key. You must always believe in the potential of your love if you really want it to work out. When you share a really deep connection with a person, you will always want to try your best to build on it. You want to invest yourself in really trying to make the most out of that opportunity to find true love. But sometimes, despite your best efforts and good intentions, a relationship just isn’t meant to be. And whenever that’s the case, it’s always unfortunate. But that’s the thing about love – it’s never really a guarantee. You are never entitled to it. You are never really assured of it and you just have to try your luck a lot of the time.
And when you become truly invested in a person and relationship, then it can be a lot much harder for you to detach yourself from it whenever things turn sour. That’s why a lot of people end up staying in a less-than-ideal relationship situation. They are too afraid to break away from what they’re used to even though that things aren’t going so great anymore. That’s why you always want to stay honest with yourself. You always want to make sure that you aren’t just forcing the issue in your relationship. You want to make sure that you aren’t wasting more of your time or energy on a relationship that is just clearly not meant for you.
And how do you do that? Well, you just have to stay vigilant. There are certain signs that you can be on the lookout for to keep things real. You can’t afford to be blinding yourself to these red flags because it would always be in your best interests to know whether your relationship really has a shot or not. If you just keep on staying in this relationship that is clearly not for you, then you are essentially wasting your time. You are also depriving you and your partner of the opportunity to find love with someone you can actually make things work with. That is just plainly unfair to the two of you.
So let’s not prolong this any further. Let’s get straight to the signs that you and your partner just aren’t meant to be.
1. There is something about the relationship that just feels off.
Your instincts just tell you that something is really off in your relationship. You get the feeling that there is this nagging sensation inside of you that is trying to warn you of your situation. That’s your intuition telling you that you need to get out.
2. You have an on-again, off-again situation going on.
There is just no semblance of consistency or stability between the two of you. It’s on again. It’s off again. You just can’t seem to sustain any kind of rhythm for your relationship.
3. You never feel like you’re good enough for your partner.
You just get the sense that you’re not good enough for your partner. You feel very insecure. And that’s not a good sign because it shows that your partner hasn’t really made any efforts to validate what you bring to the table. They haven’t really done anything to make you feel like you are more than enough for them.
4. You just don’t seem to mesh well intellectually.
you might not think it at the start but intellectual compatibility is always going to be a factor in determining the longevity of a relationship. If there is too much of an imbalance, the less intellectual partner is going to feel inferior and insecure while the more intellectual one will feel bored.
5. You know that you’re compromising way too much by being together.
You know that in order to be happy in a relationship, you must always be willing to make a few compromises here and there. However, you also need to set certain boundaries. Sometimes, you can compromise too much to the point that it’s bad for your individual well-being. And that’s not healthy at all.
6. There is a lack of commitment on either of your parts.
Commitment is something that is always going to be of the utmost importance in any kind of romantic relationship. That’s why you can bet that your relationship is in trouble when there is a lack of commitment in either one of you. The two of you must always be serious about making things work with each other.
7. You aren’t happy overall.
Not to say that you should always be happy in your relationships. Of course, you’re going to go through your fair share of rough patches. However, it’s another thing entirely if you’re just plainly unhappy overall. It’s never a good sign when it feels like you’re in a perpetual bad mood.