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Are You Stuck In A Relationship?
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Are You Stuck In A Relationship?

How to avoid getting stuck in a relationship

We all are searching for that significant other to share our time and experiences with. In the early stages of a relationship, things will seem great, however not all great things last. When we are in the midst of a great new relationship, it's hard to fathom that things can change and it can eventually come to an end. It's tough for most couples to picture themselves not working out together but in actuality the vast majority of relationships eventually come to an end.

Everything can seem great in the beginning when both parties are trying to impress each other with positive energy and passionate romance but the urges that create a desire to woo one another will eventually fade away. It can sometimes be difficult to know when it's time to part ways. Often passionate romances can evolve into unhealthy relationships in which neither person is able to realize that their best option is to split up. This is a tough situation that can sneak up on a couple and create a situation where neither wants to return to the single life and even though they may realize they are in a bad situation they can find tha thet are stuck in a relationship.

Often, by the time one or both people within a relationship realize they are in a bad one, it can become too late to make a clear decision to part ways as their emotions can become too powerful at that point. A good way to avoid getting stuck in a relationship that you may not want to be in is to pay attention to warning signs that you can pick up on in the early stages.

If you are able to pick up on these signs, which we will point out below, before your emotions take over, this will go a long way in helping you avoid that bad relationship that no one wants to be in.

If the other person is trying to change you

It is best that your partner accepts you for who you are. If they are constantly suggesting ways that you can improve yourself, this is often a sign that you and your partner are not a good fit for each other.

If your partner does not trust you

Trust issues early on will only magnify as time goes on. This usually stems from jealous feelings which are a tough emotion to crack. Usually, you will find that these feelings only increase as you become more emotionally attached to one another.

If you and your partner have different long-term goals

This is a pretty obvious one but something that most new couples will overlook. They don't look ahead which results in tough situations where even a good relationship may not be able to succeed. It is a good idea to communicate with your partner and understand each other's long-term goals early on so that you're able to make a better decision before emotions take over.

If your relationship creates negative feelings

Every couple must go through hard times but if you're able to understand the level of happiness you had before and during a relationship and find that you felt better about yourself without your partner, this is a clear sign that you should not be in a relationship with that person.

Paying attention to warning signs early on can help you make a better decision whether or not your relationship will work out long-term which will enable you to avoid the situation where you feel that you are stuck in a relationship. Keep your faith as a passionate and successful relationship is out there.


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Joan S  

Good advice Ken. Being in a wrong relationship can be like prison. Best to know these things before marriage. I believe in long engagements.

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  about 7 years ago

The wife and I have resembled all of the above at one time or another in the last 21 years. We made it this far somehow, and I wouldn't trade her for anyone in the world. I love your cartoon!

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  about 7 years ago

hehehe... love your cartoon Ken. Made a chuckling start to my day! Thanks for the wise article. So glad to be loving my relationship! So much sadness and difficulty in these emotional things for people.

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  about 7 years ago

Ken, Interesting article! Yes, a lot of relationships do come to an end -- often long before people take action to go. blessings, Cynthia

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  about 7 years ago
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