We spend so much energy trying to find a partner who will love us. For some, love is the only thing they look for in a partner, without taking into consideration other characteristics that make up a healthy relationship.
However, it is important to take red flags into account, especially at the start of a new relationship.
According to psychiatrist, Abigail Brenner the one effective way to identify red flags that could lead to a toxic relationship is knowing yourself.
“It’s essential to get to know yourself in every possible way before you move into a committed relationship,” she says.
After knowing yourself, the next thing to do before committing to a relationship is to ask the hard questions soon after you meet someone new.
Psychologist, Marie Hartwell-Walker, says sometimes, red flags can be a source of individual growth and increased couple intimacy if the couple doesn’t ignore them and rather takes the next step — talking about them.
Communication assists in getting to know a person thoroughly, finding out how their previous relationship went and why it ended.
Instead of giving you a list of relationship red flags you should look out for, we gathered Reddit comments from those who saw these red flags but ignored them:
A would-be-father-in-law's warning
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