Does your husband or boyfriend make all the decisions – or do you?
An unequal balance of power is a sign of a bad relationship, and a sign it’s time to get out.
Are you keeping secrets from your boyfriend or husband?
Are you keeping secrets from your family and friends about your boyfriend, by protecting him from his own behavior or choices? Secrets and lies are warning signs that something isn’t right.
Another important sign of an unhealthy relationship is how you feel.
If you feel unhappy, insecure, and unloved when you’re with him, then you may need to rethink your relationship patterns and communication.
It’s an interesting study that tests instinctive word associations with regard to the health of a relationship (specifically, if you automatically think negative or bad words when you’re asked different questions about your partner, then your relationship is worse than you’re willing to admit to yourself).: by A. This doesn’t mean you’re insecure – or that you’re in a bad relationship.
If you can’t tell your family or friends about the things your boyfriend or husband says and does, then you may not be in a healthy loving relationship.
The healthiest relationships involve give and take, which means we take turns giving and taking.
Your husband should not patronize you or treat you like a child, housekeeper, errand runner, or slave.
If you aren’t being treated equally, it might be time to consider leaving him.
Are you submissive and subservient to your husband, or afraid of telling your boyfriend what you really think and feel? There’s a difference between healthy compromise and unhealthy servanthood.