Most people do not pay attention to the red flags at the beginning of a relationship, some red flags are not about the period but can be visible at the beginning or sometimes during the relationship.
At the beginning of relationship most people tend to overlook the red flags due to the honeymoon phase, the new romance and the joy that comes with finding someone new and the affection towards that person can blind you. Red flags is a sign whether you should not continue with the relationship or proceed with caution.
It’s important to know which red flags to look out for in an early relationship and take note of them.
Here are some of the signs to look out for:
Lack of communication
A happy and healthy relationship is based on communication. A relationship without a healthy communication it won’t work out. A partner who becomes more aggressive, bottle things up and like to always put a blame on you then that’s a red flag which will cause problems in your relationship. You need to share your emotions openly and freely with your partner without fear of being judged but because it is the most effective way to keep the relationship stronger, openly and healthy.
A partner who is always lying even on the simple things in the relationship then you should start to be in caution. A partner that is constantly lying whether on big or small things is a red flag. Being deceived and dishonesty can cause a lot of trust issues in which it will be difficult to build a solid relationship and it is not an effective way to begin a relationship which is based on lies and being deceived. A partner who is always dishonest even on little things goes to show that even on big and more important matters they won’t be able to be honest.
A criticizing partner
A partner who frequently puts you down is another form of a red flag. A partner who makes you question yourself and makes you feel like he/ she is doing you a favour by being a relationship with you and constantly brings you down. You might not see it but it is emotional abuse which could lead to depression and low self-esteem. The important thing to do is to discuss the issue with your partner before taking a decision about the relationship.
Running away from an argument
People need to understand that a relationship has its ups and downs. It won’t always be all sweets and roses because as some point the honey moon stage does end and when it does that’s when there will be arguments now and again but it’s up to the two of you whether you talk it out or not. A partner who runs away from an argument, ignores you who doesn’t have emotional skill for that can cause problems.
Not willing to compromise
A relationship is a two way street. It should not be one sided, both partners should compromise even on little things. A partner who is not willing to compromise is another sign to look out for. A partner should always consider your needs, feelings and desires.