The lure and sparkle of a partnership can blind us to areas of incompatibility or relationship red flags.
While personality quirks or bad habits can be overlooked or change over time, there are some red flags that should not be ignored as they might be indicative of more serious—even dangerous—concerns.
Expressing anger, even by yelling, can release tension, frustration and pain—if done in a safe manner; but it should not be used as a method of control in any situation.
Using anger to instill fear in another is unacceptable behavior in any relationship.
If these types of interactions are coupled with an over-commitment to knowing your whereabouts——you may be putting yourself in a dangerous situation and should reach out to a trusted friend, family member or, if you feel your safety is in jeopardy, the Victim’s Resource Center.
While this may not seem like as big a deal as the previous red flags, the inability to say “I’m sorry” to a partner can have far-reaching repercussions.
Relationships can make us want to explain away or even deny uneasy feelings, but these red flags should never be ignored.
Everyone gets angry sometimes, it’s the frequency and severity of your partner’s reactions that should act as a guide for your concerns.
This inequality can be interpreted two ways, however; your task will be to uncover the ‘why’ before you can address the issue.
Maybe you found a relationship that worked in all the right ways: the two of you are compatible, have a strong network of friends, have a great sex life, and genuinely enjoy each other’s company. If all of this feel-goodness seems to vaporize over night, you have a red flag on your hands.
There are 100 reasons your partner’s persona can shift, even dramatically.
Again, shifts in mood can mean many things, but they’re undoubtedly a red flag for a bigger problem.
There is such thing as taking a healthy interest in your partner’s life.These are all red flags; and by accepting this behavior, you send the message that this is acceptable, that you don’t deserve honesty, that you are not equals in the partnership.