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5 Relationship Red Flags You Should Never Ignore

Dondi Tiples

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Wouldn’t it be great if relationships, like food, medicines, and other consumer products came with their own warning labels?

Unfortunately, humans come in all different shapes and sizes, and people seeking relationships just have to wing it. One good thing though is that a number of studies have already been done about human relationships, and one such study undertaken in Kansas State University, underlines five red flags people need to watch out for when they are in a relationship:

#1. Family and Friends Can’t Stand Your Significant Other

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When you are in the throes of love, its very unlikely for you to see anything wrong with your sweetheart. However, it would be wise to listen to your family’s and friends’ feedback. They probably see all the negative things you don’t.

#2. Your Partner Gives You a Lot of (Often) Unbelievable Excuses

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Relationships are all about trust, and if the love of your life appears to have a lot of inexcusable reasons for questions you pose, its time to get suspicious about their trustworthiness as a partner.

#3. Your Girlfriend/Boyfriend is Getting Too Close Too Fast

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If your relationship seems to be whizzing by at lightning speed and your significant other is rushing you through certain milestones and commitments that you aren’t ready for, its a big warning flag. Being in a relationship shouldn’t be about pressuring the other person. It takes time to develop.

#4. Your Significant Other Has Little to No Friends

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Source: David Yeo

If your partner appears to be anti-social, it may signal an inability to be in a long-term relationship. Intimacy and closeness are part and parcel of a stable union, and if the person you love lacks that potential, you may want to take a step back and evaluate.

#5. Your Partner Has Drinking or Substance Problem

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Source: Drug Free

A dependence on addictive substances underlies deeper psychological issues, which will only worsen in the long run if they refuse treatment. Getting into a relationship with this type of person will only suck you further down into their problems.

Are you seeing any of these warning signs in your own relationship?

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