(Or thought you were.) With love’s rose-colored glasses on, oftentimes it’s difficult to recognize abnormal behavior.Ex-ample #1 – The Ex Is Still in the Picture Now, having an ex in the picture isn’t necessarily a deal breaker. Truthfully, if your boyfriend/girlfriend is really that into you, they shouldn’t need attention from a former flame.Character can sometimes be difficult to discern in a dating relationship.How many red flags do you need in order to run away and save yourself? Time will tell, his mask will drop, that is why he is pushing for commitment, he wants to hook you before you see the real person under the facade.Some people keep in contact with their exes and some people don’t—you have little control over whether your significant other falls one way or the other. Further, if your new sweetie isn’t ready to move on to the bright future with you, the timing isn’t right.But if you find yourself in this situation, you need to ask yourself some serious questions: Why is this person still hanging around? You Catch Them in Lies (Even Small Ones) Because we are human, we lie on occasion. In most cases, the “white lies” are intended to save someone’s feelings, not cover up shady behavior.Even lies that have seemingly little to do with you or your relationship should make you suspicious.In every dating relationship there are “red flags.” If you can’t identify them, most likely you don’t know the guy very well.
Be aware if a potential partner’s words indicate one thing but their behavior reveals an entirely different agenda. Another important red flag to pay attention to is if the person you’re dating is trying to change you.
If he/she wishes you were more of something or different than how you are, they may never accept you and you could spend a lifetime feeling unworthy or “wrong” for simply being yourself.
Next time around, if you aren’t sure if you should listen to that nagging feeling inside of you, maybe this list will come in handy.
He’s perpetually late, insensitive, or maybe there is no spark between you.
We are all fallen human beings, bent on foolishness and selfishness.