When it comes to relationships, there can be a lot of pressure on them to be perfect, which isn’t always the case. Relationships come with obstacles and take work. However, you shouldn’t ever settle in a mundane one or ignore signs that you need to move on. Wondering whether your relationship is right and you’re truly in love or if you’re settling? Here’s how to tell.
You’re Constantly Having To Convince Yourself You’re Happy
With the increasing pressure on women, particularly to find ‘the one,’ settle down, get married, and have children, it can be increasingly difficult to know when a relationship is the real deal. You may find yourself making excuses to try and convince yourself you’re happy. In love, this can be anything from finding reasons for certain behaviors or thoughts, blatantly ignoring red flags or warning signs that things aren’t right.
You Know You Could Be Happier But You’re Scared To Leave
Do you feel honestly happy in your relationship, or have you often considered being single or with someone else? If this is the case, then you’re likely just scared to leave behind your relationship. It is an extremely daunting thought, especially if you have been with your partner for an extended period of time. However, you should always do what makes you happy regardless of how difficult the situation may be.
You Don’t See A Future Together
When you’re in a relationship, it’s easy to get comfortable. Still, if you’re not thinking ahead and seeing your significant other as a long term partner, then it’s likely that they aren’t right for you even in the meantime. You should always be able to see some sort of potential future with the person you’re with. The minute that is no longer present in your relationship, then it’s time to move on. The longer you avoid dealing with this, the harder it will be to confront further down the line, particularly if your partner isn’t aware that this is how you feel about the future.