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10 Relationship Deal Breakers You Should Be Aware Of

Relationships can be a lot of work. Sometimes you just want to pack it in and call it a day, but there doesn’t seem to be any basis for doing so.  There are those times when you’re entirely justified in calling it quits. These relationship deal breakers essentially nullify the understanding you shared, and give you carte blanche when it comes to a break up. Here are 10 deal breakers to keep your frustrated eyes peeled for.

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1. Cheating

Infidelity is an ugly word and when it becomes a reality, things can get nasty. Being faithful in spite of the attractive new employee in the office, may be difficult but it is crucial to the strength of your relationship.

2. No Chemistry

The first year, you can’t keep your hands off each other. But now things are cooling down. Your hands are now firmly in your pockets. That warm feeling in your heart doesn’t seem to make it flutter at all. Chemistry seems to have taken a backseat.

3. Changing Your Partner

Some couples specialize in Change Management. They try to mold each other into their own mental images of what the other should be! That’s treading dangerous ground.

4. Jealousy

Worried that your partner is doing better than you are? You find it difficult to smile when they do well at work? These could be signals that your heart is not set right.

5. Insecurity

When you don’t feel good enough to be loved and pampered the way you are, then you can be sure that insecurity is at work in your life. Unless you have self worth and think yourself worthy of attention, you can’t expect to be loved.

6. Misdirected Prioritisation

Where does your relationship stand on your priority list? If it’s after ‘friends’, ‘parents-in-law’ and ‘neighbours’ then maybe you need to take another look at that list!

7. Communication Breakdown

Remember the days when you used to sit on the porch swing and just talk? Bring those ‘good ole’ days’ back. Communication is vital in building a lasting relationship.

8. An Unhealed Wound

If you’re not over your past and still at some level trying/hoping to get back with your ex, then don’t expect this new relationship. It’s already headed downhill at super speed. Sort your heart out first!

9. Overflowing Expectation

Avoid entering a relationship with a dozen expectations. If you do then you’ll end up trying to match life to your mental blueprint.

10. Letting Yourself Go

If you know longer look anything like when you first met your partner, then you’re in troubled waters. To keep the romance alive, take care of your health and your appearance. It will keep the fire in your partner’s heart burning only for you!

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