Do You Have Relationship Problems?
Have you ever been in a relationship and wondered why you are in it?
Have you tried to break up with your partner but feel like you can’t let go?
Have you felt trapped in your relationship and feel like you can’t escape?
If you have answered yes to any of these questions this is an indicator that you have relationship problems. Your relationship may not be satisfying to you or giving you everything you want. You may need to take time to examine your relationship and to think about what you want. Ask yourself what it is about the relationship that is making you unhappy and making you want to leave your partner.
Some people are trapped in abusive relationships and do not even know it. They may think that what happens in their relationship is normal or not question what is happening in their relationship because their partner has convinced them that there is nothing wrong.
There are certain characteristics of abusive relationships that you should be aware of so that you can analyze your own relationship. For instance, is your partner controlling? Do they dictate to you when you can go out, who your friends can be and what activities you participate in? This is an indicator that your partner is controlling. Controlling behavior is a sign of an abuser.
Does your partner fail to give you comfort or emotional support? There may have been times when you were upset over a problem or a situation. Think about how your partner reacted to those situations. Did they give you comfort? Comfort can mean different things. It can mean hugging you when you are crying, giving you encouragement when you feel sad or simply listening to you when you need to speak about something that is bothering you.
Perhaps you feel that your partner is never around when you need them. Maybe they are always out or giving you excuses for not coming to see you more often. Whatever the problem in your relationship you are not alone. Everyone has problems in their relationship. You just need to know how to deal with it. If you believe that your relationship is in trouble to the point that you are thinking of breaking up speak to your partner about how you feel and see how they respond. Maybe by communicating about how you feel and discussing it you can come to a solution.
However, speaking about the problems does not guarantee a solution. Sometimes, you may not be able to work it out with your partner. In that case you will need to ask yourself if you want to continue with the relationship. If your partner is abusive you will need to be careful in a approaching them especially if they are physically abusive. If you are in an abusive relationship and feel you are in danger leave your abuser as soon as possible. Seek help and support from a friend or a domestic violence agency.
Everyone wants to have a healthy relationship and wants to know how to find the right partner for them. Learn the signs of an abuser so that you do not get into abusive relationships and if your partner is willing speak to each other about your needs so that you can improve your relationship.