There's no greater feeling than being in love. However, no matter how great your significant other may be, the honeymoon phase of the relationship won't last forever. Maintaining a relationship is a huge emotional investment, which is why going through a break-up can be so devastating. There's nothing worse than being blindsided by a break-up, so here are clear signs to look out for that point to your relationship's imminent demise.
2. You Don’t Look Forward To Spending Time With Them
This is an enormous red flag. Having personal space and alone time is important in a relationship, but spending time with your significant other shouldn't be seen as a chore. Remember, a relationship should add to your enjoyment of life, not detract from it.
It's okay if you like opera but they prefer death metal. Your interests don't have to align 100 percent. However, there should be activities that the two of you can enjoy together. Often times, high school relationships end over this reason, as you're still developing as an individual and grow apart as you grow up.
There are huge differences between being single and being in a relationship. One of them is that you go from being a "me" to being a "we." They should be your other half, someone you can tell anything without fear of how they react. If you're hesitant to be entirely yourself and honest around them, you may not be around them much longer.
This is a reason someone may be unwilling to confide in their partner. You don't want to be in a relationship where the person who should always have your back laughs at your dreams. You're better off being with someone who believes in you, who will push you to strive and not hold you back.
Communication is the most important element in any successful relationship. Conflict isn't fun. Nobody likes getting into arguments with someone they love. But if something is wrong, you must talk about it. Otherwise, no matter how small the issue, it will fester and eat away at both of you.
Arguments are inevitable in a relationship. It's important to learn the proper way to argue. If you find yourself arguing over the same thing again and again, it means the issue was never resolved. Don't walk away from a fight until what caused it is fully addressed. Otherwise you will be in a miserable, endless loop.
One of the most amazing things about being in love is knowing your partner accepts you as you are. That said, it shouldn't be an invitation to stop taking care of yourself. They'll appreciate the fact you still put in the effort, even when you're both at Walmart at two in the morning.
Everyone wants to feel appreciated. Even if you've been with the same person for 20 years, it's nice to show them that you still care and are grateful they're in your life. When you feel taken for granted, it's hard to want to put in any effort yourself, and everything starts to crumble.
If you no longer hug, hold hands, kiss or make love, something is seriously wrong. Being intimate with your partner should be something you look forward to and not feel like an obligation. This is one of the biggest signs that a break-up is coming, as it's hard to be intimate with someone you no longer have feelings for.
Besides communication, trust is the other biggest necessity in a relationship. If you're going out of your way to hide things and not communicate, trust will be broken. You can't stay with someone you don't trust.
13. Constantly Fantasizing About Being With Others
It's natural to wonder what else is out there. However, if you spend more time wondering about your future with others than with your partner, then you may not have much of a future with them at all. Also, constantly thinking about this can lead to you acting out on those fantasies.
If you think your partner is cheating something is obviously terribly wrong. Cheating rarely happens in a vacuum. Often, it's a symptom of problems in a relationship, not just the cause. Some couples are strong enough to work through it, but it's the fastest way to forever destroy their trust.