7 Signs You're in a Bad Relationship ...

By Artti

It’s key that you know the signs you’re in a bad relationship for your emotional and mental health. Being in a bad relationship is damaging for your self esteem and self image as well as for your partner. Most importantly, it’s not worth your time or efforts to be in a bad relationship. To save you time and grief, here are a few signs you’re in a bad relationship.

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Trust Issues

One of the signs you’re in a bad relationship is that there are several trust issues. Trust issues can vary from “small” things, such as your partner, or yourself, going through each other’s phones to filter through contacts and text messages, to bigger scenarios, such as asking for proof of where you are and whom you’re with.



Another obvious sign you’re in a bad relationship is that there is a lot of lying going on. Either one of you may lie about your feelings for one another, whom you’re going out with or anything that directly affects the relationship. The point is that lying with poor intentions is a sign you’re in a poor relationship.



Cheating is the most blatant sign you are in a bad relationship. Being in an open relationship is different if both parties understand and agree on the terms of the relationship. However, cheating is usually when one or both parties are unfaithful to the other in a discreet manner. Thoughts of cheating are also a dangerous warning sign of events that are to come.



Nothing gets a message across clearer than using your words. Therefore, there is never a reason to get physical with a partner regardless of whose fault it was. There is never a single exception to when violence should be used in any type of relationship or scenario. If you are a victim of abuse, reach out to someone whether, it is the police, a friend or a family member, or a co-worker. On another note, there is also emotional and mental abuse, which is equally unacceptable.


No Time

If you and your partner live within 30-40 minutes and aren’t seeing each other a reasonable amount per month, it’s time to ask yourself why. It’s easy to make excuses and say that your schedules are conflicting, but even if that’s true there are always solutions to conflicting schedules, such as trying to align your days off. In fact, every problem in life has a solution but if neither of you are looking for solutions to make more time for one another, it's time to honestly evaluate your relationship.

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No Title

If you’ve been dating someone exclusively for a few weeks to a few months and there is no title or label of what the two of you are, that’s totally fine. However, if you’re reaching an anniversary in your relationship, such as a 6 month anniversary, or one year, and he/she is still not introducing you as their partner to their friends and family, or it’s still unclear what the two of you are and what the terms of your relationships are, then most likely one or both of you know the relationship isn’t going anywhere for much longer.


More Bad Times than Good

Sure, the good times are great, but what if the bad times are worse and frequent? If so, it’s time to say goodbye. Relationship lows include prolonged fighting, several “breaks,” affairs or cheating, abuse, etc… Most of the aforementioned things should only happen once before you decide to leave. However, if you decide to go back and these occurrences continue to happen, it only goes to show your relationship has a dangerous and destructive pattern to it.

It’s hard to break away from relationships, especially if you have been with your partner for several years. However, staying with him/her is worse for you than leaving is. At first it will be difficult but after a few weeks, or even months, you’ll feel happier and healthier. What are other signs you are in a bad relationship?

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what if, if he always hangout with his friends than me? It happens to me.

How do you leave.

I have been abused in every single way anyone could be abused. I stayed in the relationship way too long. I'm much happier alone than I ever was being controlled, cheated on, physically, sexually, verbally abused on a regular basis. Thank God I am still alive

I am in a relationship with a man who doesn't consider my feelings our relationship is on and off no stability what so ever that's definitely a sign of time to move on before emotional damage is done leaving the relationship while I am still intact mind, body, and sole.

I used to be in a destructive relationship with the same signs that the article talks about. I made the decision to end the relationship and no doubt, that was the best decision I have made in my entire life im so happy now!

I recently got of an emotionally abusive relationship and reading this article clearly indicates that I made the right decision.

Is no one here willing to try and work through issues, as me and my boyfriend have gone through some of these issues, but we've considerably improved our relationship, by addressing problems, leaving one relationship may not mean the next is going to be perfect as you are still the same person

These signs certainly indicate that I was in a bad relationship...

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