Seeing the red flags on time can go a long way in cushioning our hearts to prepare for a break-up. Relationships are so complex and being a success in your profession doesn’t necessarily mean that you’ll be a top dog when it comes to romantic relationships. Busy professionals who don’t want to waste time with the wrong person should check out the signals to look out for in order to build a better relationship and resolve any issues.
- Repeated periods of unhappiness or doubt.
Some relationships are dominated with Statements like 'I don't love you anymore' and 'I want a divorce' –such statements don’t just come from thin air. Be attentive and observant in a relationship for non-stop or repeated periods of unhappiness or doubts as this leads to break-ups and divorce in many cases. Always try to evaluate your relationship and cut down on unhappy times and set up some quality time to allow for conversations that get to the bottom of these feelings.
- Levels of commitment
This is very vital in any relationship –the amount of time and effort you are willing to invest in a relationship can go a long way to sustain a relationship. Remember this is not a one-sided thing as both parties have to be committed in order to make things work. Do you know and respect each other? How much quality time do you spend together? Are you both dedicated? These are some of the routine questions you need to answer from time to time.
The importance of understanding between partners can never be over reinforced –relationships thrive on the understanding of one another. How well do you understand your partner’s personality and flaws? We all have flaws and learning to understand and accept this is a major step in building lasting relationships. Without understanding, no relationship can work out.
- Accepting change
At this stage, we all should have noticed that change is constant. Everything changes, this includes us and the environments we live in. Have a discussion about your relationship goals as this will help you to adjust to changes if they come up. If you don’t discuss your goals then you can’t tell if you are on the right path with your partner. I know a couple that has a meeting every two months to discuss their needs and life plans.
- Bored even when you’re on holiday together
At this point, nothing is exciting about this relationship –not even a weekend on the beach in the Maldives. Do you still enjoy vacations together or you rather have the vacation alone? Ask yourself these questions or you just might be receiving the bombshell soon –I think I’m tired of this relationship.”
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