Contrary to popular belief, a good relationship is not measured by how often the "L" word is said, nor is it gauged by the frequency of gift-giving and public displays of affection.
If you're questioning the validity of your partner's love, your uncertainty in itself should be a warning sign that something is not quite right. If you don't get an introduction when bumping into your partner's acquaintances at a social event, or even on the street, your significant other may not think of your relationship as something permanent. If your partner is always pointing out your weaknesses, puts you down, or bullies you into changing, they're attempting to make you something you're not. This doesn't mean you should be living out of each other's pockets, but rather you should have similar expectations about how you spend your time together, and how often you see each other. This seemingly insignificant behavior can tell you a lot about your partner's long-term intentions.
This can mean two things: either your partner is ashamed of their friends and family, or they're ashamed of you. It is perfectly fine to talk about previous relationships; lots of new couples share past love experiences.
Although it's maddening when your friends can't see your partner's good side, take stock of what they do notice about your partner. Remember, relationships have to have a solid foundation to have a fighting chance in the long run.
If you're actively wondering if the grass would have been greener with your college boyfriend, you may be in some trouble, said Sbrochi.
As a young mom, I spent a lot of time constantly correcting and nit-picking my little ones while sharing very important life lessons in moments when they were just being kids. In reality, the strength of any relationship can be easily determined simply by observing how partners treat one another on a day-to-day basis.
But if you're still on the fence when it comes down to sticking it out or throwing in the towel, read the telltale signals below that indicate if your relationship is one to invest in, or one to close the book on. This form of behavior usually comes from people who are looking for an unattainable ideal, even at the expense of the other person's feelings. If your partner refuses to commit unless you: get a higher paying job, lose 20 pounds, or cut all ties with your friends, understand that you will be making all the sacrifices in the relationship.

If you're troubled because your partner would rather spend their weekends with other people, or do things that don't include you, you many have different expectations concerning the level of commitment in the relationship. If your partner perpetually avoids being photographed with you, they may have a reason for not wanting to document the moment.
Either way, you're not fully integrated into your partner's life until you've experienced all aspects of it, and that includes meeting the people who they interact with on a personal level. If your partner doesn't offer to help you when you truly need it, it's time to throw in the towel. But when you're constantly being compared to "the ex," your partner is either not over that person, or they're wishing you were more like that person.
If your partner causes pain to you physically or emotionally, toss aside all reservations and get out while you still can.
If you're unsure about your partner now, chances are it's not going to improve when marriage and children are thrown into the equation. But you absolutely, 100 percent cannot settle on who you choose to spend your life with, said Virginia Gilbert, an LA-based marriage and family therapist. You're more in love with the fantasy of who your partner could be rather than who he or she really is. If you are feeling powerless in your relationship, either in general or because of a particular problem, odds are high that depression will creep into your emotional state. With your partner, it's "my way or the highway." In a healthy relationship, both of your concerns need to count.
If your significant other is always putting you down, it's time to move on and find someone who will truly appreciate you for who you are. If you've e-mailed a photograph of yourself or the two of you and it has been hastily deleted, you might want to start moving some of your eggs to other baskets.
This doesn't mean they should fund your addictions, or pay your rent when you've drained your bank account on the latest gadget; but when life throws you a curveball that turns things upside down, a person who truly loves you will offer support without hesitation. The simplest method of deciding whether to stay or leave is simply to ask yourself if you'd be happy living the rest of your life in your current circumstances. Depression can emerge when you feel smaller and less powerful than the person you're interacting with.

Whether he scrambles eggs for the two of you in the morning or scurries around with a quick clean-up before visitors arrive, helping is loving. Complaints and criticism might invite your partner to either feel depressed themselves or fight back. But this time around, I’d be on the floor, eating banana chips and watching the Wiggles with them (or whatever the cool babies are into these days) because kiddie TV, when someone is interacting with you while watching it, can be really fun. A person who continually uses bribes is seeking authority - not love, and in turn has no respect for the person they are attempting to control. Of course, it is not their responsibility to get you out of the mess, but they should at least be there for you during the difficult time, and to help you work out a solution. If the answer is yes, then you're probably in a good relationship; if you're hoping things will change, then prepare yourself for a lifetime of heartache and uncertainty. If moral support is in short supply or if nitpicking and criticism are constants in the relationship, it's a very troubling sign, said Alicia H. It also causes uncharacteristically negative thoughts about yourself, others and your future.
When your partner takes away your power to make personal decisions (or at least to contribute jointly to decisions) depression can be imminent.
If your voice doesn't seem to count, you'll be at risk for feeling powerless and depressed. So use your best tactful communication to agree on new rules for being together, rules that replace darkness with sunshine for both of you.
So, I kept them all to myself and as a result, my husband and I didn’t enjoy an adult vacation until my youngest was 3-years old and completely attached to me (cue the toddler tears!). By the same token, if you neglect your partner in their time of need, you may want to reconsider why you're in the relationship in the first place. For instance, while a parent has most of the power in a healthy parent-child relationship, as long as the parent uses this power to nurture, rather than to dominate, over the child all will be well.

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