Avoid These 5 Relationship-Destroying Habits for Lasting Love

2bebetter
6 min readJul 4, 2023

8 Signs Someone Isn’t Meant For You

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Do you believe in the idea of soul mates? Do you think that in this world of 7 billion people, there is someone out there who you’re destined to be with? If it sounds too good to be true, psychology is here to tell you that it probably is. Years and years of research on healthy, long-lasting relationships have taught us that soulmates are created, not born. That kind of love doesn’t just happen overnight — it takes a lot of patience and dedication. Studies show that a couple’s compatibility is directly related to the quality of their relationship, so the more compatible you and your partner are, the happier you’re likely to be.

If you think you and your partner don’t have the right compatibility, you risk holding each other back by staying in an unhappy, unfulfilling relationship with the wrong person. With that said, here are eight important warning signs that you and your partner may not be right for each other.

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ONE. You can’t be honest with them.

Do you feel like you just can’t be honest with your partner sometimes? About how you’re feeling, what you’re thinking, or what your opinion is? Maybe it’s that you can’t speak your mind because it might upset them. Or you’re worried they might not understand or judge you for your thoughts and emotions, so you hide it from them instead. Keeping secrets and having difficulty communicating with your partner shows that there is a lack of trust and respect in your relationship.

TWO. You’re constantly on and off again.

Have you and your partner ever broken up, only to get back together sometime later? Do you rarely stay broken up or together for too long before you do it all over again? Being in such an on-again-off-again relationship can not only be emotionally draining, but it can also turn toxic. This kind of instability shows that you both lack the maturity or compatibility to make a relationship work. Though you might think it’s endearing that you and your partner always find your…

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