When it comes to relationships, there’s no golden rule or guidebook to follow. No one can help you choose between being together, being yourself, being the victim, or being happy. It’s only you who can decide whether to end a relationship or fight for it.
We at WeGoRo have found these 9 characteristics of a dead-end relationship. If you can relate to any of these, end it as soon as possible.
If you often feel unhappy, uncomfortable, stressed, or even burdened, it’s the first and most important sign you’re in a destructive dead-end relationship.
When you’re with the "right" person you don’t have to fake anything: you can be yourself. You can be foolish and clumsy and not feel guilty about it. When you’re together you behave naturally, as if you were alone.
Watch out if your significant other spies on you, monitors your phone conversations, social media, and e-mail, wants you to share everything with them, and even demands you turn over your paycheck.
Your loved one is trying to isolate you from your friends and family, forbids you from using your phone or car, or maybe even prevents you from finding a good job? Those are relationship red flags.
You’re dating an overly jealous and possessive freak if he or she causes big scenes in public, controls your calls, social media use, etc.
It’s time for you to leave if you often hear from your partner that you’re just an ordinary person with so-so achievements. They’re trying to convince you that no one will ever appreciate you, but the worst thing is that you start to believe it’s true.
What are the main characteristics of a functional relationship? Mutual confidence, a sense of security, and plans for that far-off future together. It’s all different in an unhealthy relationship: you don’t even have short-term plans, and you’re trying to find an excuse for why you’re still together.
Your partner always tries to put the blame on you for what’s going on with your relationship. As a result, you often feel like you have to explain something, although you shouldn’t.
Sometimes even the cool-headed ones can flip out, but it shouldn’t become a common thing. If your partner gets angry easily, especially when the situation isn’t that stressful, such relationships can be dangerous.
Illustrator Alena Tsarkova for BrightSide.me