Every relationship has its ups and downs, every couple fights and makes up but there are some signs that you should not ignore. Red flags are basically signs in a relationship that you should give a second thought, sit down and reassess your relationship. Every relationship goes through a rough patch and it's best to know when to pull the trigger and stop. The important thing is to understand the difference between red flags and yellow flags.
What Are Yellow Flags?
Yellow flags are shortcomings you may notice in your relationship which may not coincide with other relationships. They are more personal, less severe and can be worked on. Yellow flags indicate that it is a sign to slow down and reevaluate your relationship.
What Are Red Flags?
Red flags are a sign that you should stop. These signs indicate that you are in an unhealthy relationship and it may get toxic for you, sooner or later. They are more universal in nature and most people may or may not have experienced the same situation.
Red Flags You Need To Stop Ignoring
1) Hiding Things
One of the major red flags in your relationship is your partner keeping things from you. A relationship is built on trust which means you maintain complete transparency with your partner, at least about the things that affect your bond. In a relationship, it is important to know what is going on in your partner’s life to feel like you are a part of each other’s lives. Once you start hiding things from your partner, there is no going back, it leads to bigger problems and can create a mess that you cannot undo.
2) Avoids Communication
Communication is the most important factor for a relationship to work. Two people need to communicate for a relationship to work. A bond is built on basic communication, getting to know each other and eventually working on yourselves with each other. Lack of communication creates misunderstandings which lead to fights and the only way to get out of an argument is to talk it out. Another habit that acts as a strong sign is if your partner avoids talking about the future of the relationship or avoids talking about anything at all. Communication is the key to a healthy relationship, any relationship lacking in communication collapses eventually.
3) Controlling Nature
Being the submissive one in a relationship is not always healthy. When one partner dominates the other, it becomes self-serving. If in a relationship your partner tries to make you feel guilty, insecure, jealous it is not a good sign and you should take a step back. Being controlling in a way is a form of abuse and should not be tolerated. In unhealthy relationships, partners also more often than try to make their significant others feel insecure, always expect them to compromise, violently express their anger which makes the relationship crumble under pressure.
4) History Of Infidelity
Trust is the foundation of a relationship. So, if your partner has a history of infidelity and cheating, you should be cautious before you get your hands dirty. As an old saying goes, once a cheater always a cheater! A healthy relationship encourages growth and people can change for the better but unfaithful behaviour is a big sign for you to be aware of.