When embarking on a new relationship, we tend to focus on the qualities we love in the other person. But it’s just as important to consider the ugly qualities that you wouldn’t be able to tolerate in a partner. According to one study, these situations almost always result in a breakup:
Too needy: It’s important to be able to stand on your own instead of always relying on your partner.
No sense of humor: Keeping a relationship fun and lighthearted is a key to make it last.
No self-confidence: It’s hard to be attracted to someone who thinks so little of themselves.
Bad sex: Physical chemistry is necessary for a lasting relationship.
Addiction: Substance abuse or engagement in addictive behavior are difficult circumstances to deal with long-term.