Of course, most things do come to an end. The question usually is how long that relationship lasted. Was it a quick few months, maybe even only a few weeks? Did we make it to the year-long mark? Were we on-and-off so frequently that we’ve forgotten what our actual anniversary was?
If we’re wondering about our current relationship, perhaps we’d do well to consider what might tell us beforehand if a relationship has staying power or if, as these 20 red flags will indicate, it won’t last longer than a few months.
20: They Hide The Relationship
If one person in the relationship prefers to keep things a secret, it’s a pretty good indicator that they’re not in it for the long haul.
Preferring to keep things under wraps by not telling family or friends or sharing the news on social media could mean that the person has something to hide.
19: They Don’t Talk About Feelings
A healthy relationship requires a degree of vulnerability. Ideally, we feel safe enough with our SO that we’re able to open up to them about almost anything.
If, however, we prefer to keep our cards close to our chest and not share our thoughts and feelings, it could be because we know that the relationships doesn’t have staying power.
18: They Never Apologize
That line, “Love means never having to say you’re sorry” is totally false. When we know that we’re in the wrong, the mature thing to do is apologise.
If we’re refusing to do that, it can lead to a standoff where everyone involved ends up seething with resentment. Refusing to budge means that the fight will never be resolved – and we can’t move forward.