Relationships aren’t easy by any means. They take time, hard work and commitment. And admitting that something might be wrong with your relationship can be tough. Pay attention to the following six signs. If any of them apply to yours, it might be time to take a step back and reevaluate.
You feel like you’re being smothered
It’s an incredibly comforting feeling to know that you have someone who will stand by your side. What’s not so pleasant is noticing that your partner is overstepping certain boundaries. Personal space is key in any relationship.
You butt heads over every little thing
Couples will have their differences. It shows that you think for yourself and have an opinion that is independent of your partner’s. Nonetheless, it might not be a good sign if there’s more unresolved conflict than compromise in your relationship.
There’s no passion anymore
It’s great to be comfortable with someone or to follow a set routine. However, if your partner never wants to go out and try new and exciting things with you, then something should change. Always remember that there’s a difference between comfort and complacency.
You feel contempt for them when they talk about their accomplishments
If you find yourself rolling your eyes when your partner talks about himself, something is wrong. Healthy partners feel genuinely proud and excited about each other’s wins, not annoyed.
He speaks as if you have no sort of future together
If your partner speaks to you as if they’re going to break up with you tomorrow, that’s a reasonable cause to get upset. I’m not saying that they should immediately be getting down on one knee. Although, if you hear things like, “One day, you’ll see me on TV and say, ‘Hey, I dated that guy once!’” like I have in past relationships, then it’s time to take a step back. Why waste time on a person who doesn’t want to be with you for the long run?
You can’t be yourself around them
Time and time again, I’ve found someone that I convinced myself I should be with—whether it was because they were successful, talented or they possessed some other quality I sought after for myself. It made me out to be someone I wasn’t. If you can’t be comfortable enough to be who you truly are, change needs to happen. Maybe that change means having a heart-to-heart with your partner or perhaps it means saying a painful goodbye. Whatever you think is in your best interest, NEVER give up who you are for anyone.