From disagreements that always end up in arguments to conflicting plans about the future, here are the telltale signs that a couple won’t ever say “till death do us part.”
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If One Person Shows Contempt
“Contempt is a dead giveaway. The moment you start ‘sneering’ or using incredulous sarcasm, you should consider it a red alert,” advises a poster. The post adds, “Anger can be a natural reaction as long as it doesn’t come with abuse. Contempt, however, is like black mold.”
Having a Kid to “Fix” Their Relationship
Once user calls these kids “glue babies” since a “failing couple (decides to have) a baby in order to ‘fix’ their relationship.” Unfortunately, this plan only aggravates an already worse situation.
If All Disagreements End in Arguments
It is natural for couples to disagree, but not to the point where the disagreements evolve into arguments. If you feel you are “walking on eggshells around your partner in terms of what you can or can’t say,” the relationship won’t last long.
Have Strongly Conflicted Plans for Their Future
This is another huge red flag that most people ignore; only “break up or one or both of them end up in an unhappy compromise.” A relationship is doomed when a couple is not on the same page on issues like when or if they will have kids or future career goals.
Breaking up Every Few Minutes and Then Back Together Again
Some couples also tend to break up every few minutes or months, then get back together, which screams a flickering relationship.
An online user whose friend does this writes, “We’d make plans for the weekend on a Monday, and they’d have broken up ‘permanently’ twice and made up by Friday. And then Saturday, it was minute by minute on if we were actually going to do what we had planned.”
Social Media Addiction
Social media addiction also ends many relationships. “If the person constantly needs to show the world they have an SO and are just so happy together and then gets mad that the other doesn’t post as much,” that’s another red flag.
If the Relationship Started With One of Them Cheating On Their Previous Partner
“I don’t know why you’d possibly think starting a relationship with someone you already know isn’t faithful would be a good idea,” points out a user. This is because “if you marry your mistress, you create a vacancy.”
Tattoos of Each Other’s Names
Tattooing a loved one’s name is a sweet gesture, but some online users consider this a red flag. One commentator says, “A friend of mine has done this twice. She has two names she hates on her forever.”
Entire Immediate Family Is Against the Wedding
Getting married is a relationship milestone. However, if the entire immediate family considers the wedding a bad idea, the chances of the relationship failing are high.
When You Start Calculating How Much You Give and Receive
When a relationship becomes transactional, where a partner keeps a record of how much they give versus what they receive, it never lasts.
If One or Both of the People Are Controlling Over the Other
“Not allowing one’s partner privacy or autonomy is a big flag. It’s a relationship, not a deposition,” reads a post. Some partners even ask for a picture or a 360-degree video to confirm their partner’s whereabouts.
Joint Facebook Account
Lastly, a joint Facebook account is a sign of a doomed relationship. However, Baby Boomers are exempted from this as they are not into social media, and one Facebook account for the couple is more than enough.
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