Finding out all of the signs of an unhealthy relationship can be hard to face. If you've ever been in a relationship that is stable and wonderful and then move to a relationship that is unhealthy, it might be easier, but if unhealthy relationships are all you've ever known, you might not realize just how great a stable relationship can be. Ladies, I've got the top 15 signs of an unhealthy relationship that you should look for. After all, we all want healthy and well-adjusted relationships, right? So, let's explore 15 signs of an unhealthy relationship so that you can see if you are in one.
1. You Take Each Other for Granted
One of the clearest signs of an unhealthy relationship is that you constantly are taking your partner for granted. Do you just assume that he is going to stay with you? Do you assume that your girlfriend is going to pack your lunch every day? These little things can actually break up a relationship and can make people resentful.
2. Lack of Trust
Do you find that in your relationship, you don't trust your man to go out by himself? Do you read through her emails? This is not a good relationship, girls and guys, this is actually one sign of an unhealthy relationship. You should be able to trust every single bit of your partner and should be able to trust them not to cheat.
3. Constant Insults
Does your relationship consist of constant sniping? Do you feel like you always have to be on the defense? Well girls, that is one of the top signs of an unhealthy relationship. Your boyfriend should make you feel amazing, he shouldn't constantly be putting you down. That could actually be a sign that you're in an emotionally abusive relationship.
4. Fighting Everyday
Another sign of an unhealthy relationship that a lot of people overlook is constant fighting. Now, every relationship has its bumps, especially if you two are living together, but if you're always fighting with him over the smallest things and you are frequently being picked at by him, that might not be a good relationship to be in. Remember, the good times should outweigh the bad times, not the other way around.
5. Social Isolation
When you isolate yourself completely from your family and also from your friends, that can be another sign of that your relationship isn’t healthy. You need your family and your friends to survive. You need other opinions in your life besides your partner's. So if you find that he expects you to just spend time with him, all of the time, that is a sign to be careful.
6. Always Blaming
Another sign involves constantly blaming your partner, or looking for ways to blame him or her for everything. Girls, your partner is not always the person to blame for everything, he is not the person you should be blaming everything on and vice versa.
7. Omissions of Truth
While you might not exactly be lying about where you were or even where you've been, you probably aren't telling the truth, right? Or at least leaving the truth out of it and avoiding the question? The omission of truth is another sign that you’re in an unhealthy relationship, girls. While you don't necessarily need to tell your partner everything, you should be pretty open with them.
8. No Communication
Another sign involves no communication. Can you walk into a room and not say anything at all to your partner for hours? That's not a relationship, girls! You want to be able to share with your boyfriend and communication through problems.
9. Attempts to Control
We all appreciate being able to go to our partner to get advice but, if your partner always tries to advise or influence you to do certain things, it can be an attempt to control you. Does he tell you to who to be friends with, what things to wear or what to do with your spare time?
10. Keeping Secrets
When you’re in a relationship, there should be no reason to keep secrets from your partner. If you feel that he’s not trustworthy or that he’ll use the information against you, this is definitely unhealthy! Couples should be able to talk openly with one another without having to keep secrets.
11. Lack of Respect
A sure sign of an unhealthy relationship is having a lack of respect for one another. If he frequently breaks promises or criticizes you to make himself feel better, he’s not showing you much respect. You shouldn’t have to feel put down or feel like you’re not important!
12. It’s All about Sex
Sex is an important part of a relationship but it’s not all of it. If you and your partner rarely communicate and the only time you’re close to one another is in bed, that’s not what a relationship is about! Sex should be the icing on the cake and complement a strong, emotionally intimate bond.
13. Unhealthy Jealousy
A little jealousy doesn’t hurt, but when your partner is envious of your job or doesn’t like the fact that you have lots of friends, it’s unhealthy. Your partner should be able to be happy for you and your accomplishments and not feel like he is in competition with you.
14. No Compromise
A big part of any relationship, whether it’s romantic or platonic, is compromise. We can’t always have things go exactly the way we want so it’s important to compromise. If your partner isn’t able to make concessions, it’s going to make your life and relationship extremely difficult!
15. You Love Being in Love
Are you in love with being in love but not in love? There are some people who love the idea of being in a relationship so they stay in relationships even if they’re unhappy. That’s no way to live! If you’re only in it because of your desire to be in a relationship or you don’t want to be alone, you won’t ever be happy.
So girls, do you see any of these signs in your relationship? I know I've seen a few in mine, but I'm working on fixing them. Just because you've been in an unhealthy relationship doesn't mean it can't get better, as long as both of you are willing to work on it. What other signs of an unhealthy relationship have you noticed?