It’s never easy to recollect when the relationship actually started going bad. At times, it may be a simple roll of the eye, or a time when you felt underappreciated or felt that nagging feeling of insecurity. And at other times, it may be something more glaring and obvious like an affair or an argument.
The start of an unhealthy relationship isn’t easy to decipher, but it almost always begins with these 18 signs. If you see any of these unhealthy relationship signs sprouting in your romance, weed them out immediately. Doing so will not only save your relationship, but also bring more love and happiness in your relationship.
1. They Don’t Bother to Get to Know Your Friends
2. They Lie About Things That Don’t Matter
3. They’re Rude To Their Parents
4. They Constantly Need to Know Where You Are
This is often referred to as a stage-5 clinger, but if your partner constantly needs to know where you are and what you’re doing, chances are they don’t trust you at all. That, or they’re insecure and controlling and no one needs that infringing on their independence.
5. They Hate All Animals
6. They Laugh At Your Dreams
No matter what your dream is, no one should laugh at your ambitions, especially the person you’re dating. It is basically their way of spitting on your future and you’re far too wonderful and unique to let anyone tell you your dreams aren’t worth chasing.
7. They Won’t Listen To Your Music
8. They Have No Savings
9. They Hate Their Job (But Do Nothing To Fix It)
At some point everyone has a job they hate, but doing nothing about it means they’re going to be just as lazy with their happiness as they are with yours.
10. They’re Unadventurous
11. They Hate Holding Hands in Public
As far as PDA goes, this is by far the least disgusting and most adorable. If your partner isn’t ready to show the world how much they love you, why should you bother showing them?
12. They Mock Your Clothing
13. They’re Constantly Hinting You Need to Change the Way You Look
14. They Insult Your Friends
15. They Have An Ex They’re A Little Too Close With
Like the type of close where they try and hang out without you…or, like, at all.
16. You Feel Unappreciated
If you’re always trying to do kind things for your partner and they always leave you feeling like you’ve done nothing at all, it is time to end it. Someone out there will be grateful for your passing them a napkin, so don’t put up with burning yourself out over someone who doesn’t appreciate everything you do for them.
17. You Constantly Feel Alone
18. You Find Yourself Wanting To Flirt With Other People
If you have a wandering eye, consider that maybe your eye wants to do more than wander. If your significant other isn’t making you happy remember that there are over 3 billion people on the planet who are more than willing to make you happy and hold your attention.