It’s important to be able to spot major red-flags in a relationship. But it’s trickier to pick up on the little things that, in the end, can snowball into bigger issues. Here are some small warning signs to look out for:
You don’t like their friends: You can tell a lot about someone based on who they associate with.
They don’t want to go public: Don’t waste your time on someone who wants to keep the relationship under wraps.
They show signs of controlling behavior: If they have “rules” about what you should wear or who you associate with, take it seriously.
Your friends are ambivalent: These people care about you, so don’t ignore their the fact that they’re unsure about your partner.
Not much affection: If you notice a lack of physical and emotional intimacy and you want more, keep an eye out and see if this continues.
– Barbara Bent