Relationships are a beautiful thing, but they can also be risky. In today's blog, I'm sharing five warning signs to watch out for so that you don't get into a dangerous situation.
Relationships are risky endeavors - the opportunity for pain lurks unbounded. But when you feel something might be worth the risk to take a chance on someone and let them in, it is worthwhile to listen with your heart instead of your head.
While certain men may make their intentions known early in a relationship, it is still important to stay aware - is he genuine? Past experiences are valuable indicators of present performance, so if things haven't gone smoothly, pause and consider what you could be risking by opening yourself up again. Love can be beautiful... but only if the rewards outweigh the risks.
It is also important to remember that not all relationships are the same. There are no guarantees, and different people bring different experiences and expectations. Respect your boundaries and those of your partner – don’t let yourself be pushed into something you’re not comfortable with. Take time to get to know someone’s character before jumping in headfirst. When assessing a potential mate, pay attention to what is happening in the present and how that might link to future behavior.
Here are five ways to know if the relationship is risky
#1 You're always walking on eggshells.
If you're constantly worried about saying or doing something that will upset your partner, it's a sign that your relationship is unhealthy. In a healthy relationship, you should feel comfortable being yourself around your partner. If you can't be yourself, your relationship is likely based on fear instead of love.
#2 You're not allowed to have friends of the opposite sex.
In a healthy relationship, you should be free to have friends of both sexes. If your friendships threaten your partner with people of the opposite sex, it's a sign that they're insecure and possessive. These are not qualities that lead to a healthy, lasting relationship.
#3 Your partner is always checking up on you.
Do you feel like you have to check in with your partner all the time? If so, it's a sign that they're overly controlling. In a healthy relationship, both partners should feel free to live without constant supervision.
#4 You're not allowed to express your opinions or feelings.
In a healthy relationship, both partners should feel free to express their opinions and feelings without fear of judgment or reprisal. If you're not allowed to do this, your partner is likely trying to control you and stifle your individuality.
#5 You always have to do what your partner wants to do.
In a healthy relationship, both partners should be able to compromise and respect each other's wishes. If you find yourself always doing what your partner wants without any input from you, it's likely that they're taking advantage of you and your willingness to please them.
If you’re in a relationship that checks any of these boxes, it may be time to consider getting out. Staying in a toxic or abusive relationship will only bring you pain and suffering. You deserve so much better.
If you’d like help assessing your current relationship or strategies for moving on, please reach out and book a strategy session with me. I specialize in helping women heal their hearts and create the love life they desire and deserve.
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Until next time,