How to Recognize Unhealthy Dating Patterns

There’s nothing more gratifying than being in love and having the opportunity to share everything with your loved one. However, your world can easily flip upside down if the dating becomes toxic.  It is because of unhealthy dating that millions of people engage in depression every year. If you engage in such a scenario yourself, it is best to get out of it. Not to forget, the world is a big place, and you will always find someone better than who you’re dating right now, especially when it is not even worth the effort. Here, in this blog, we will guide you through some unhealthy dating patterns that you should always beware of. Continue reading until the end:

1.      Single Caregiver

Caregiving is an important part of a relationship, but when only one person performs the role of the caregiver, it becomes difficult to sustain a love bond. Not to forget, a relationship works both ways, so it is imperative for both the partners to reciprocate. For example, if you’re the one who is in charge of sending the morning and evening texts, it will eventually end up in the other person taking you for granted. The condition of being in love should be as such that both of you need to be there for one another. This way, you and your partner will equally expect from one another. Single caregivers often get hurt in relationships, which is why it is imperative to get rid of such a situation.

2.      Dominant Partnership

Dominant partners often end up hurting their better halves. The beauty of a relationship is as such that it should work both ways. If one of the partners begins to take control of the situation and starts imposing themselves on the other, it will become hard for the relationship to survive. Dominance is not healthy for two people because it kills the desires and needs of the other person. If your partner wasn’t dominant during the beginning, it is best for you to talk to them about this pattern. Because if he/she developed this trait while dating you, this means that you both can work out on it.

3.      Frequent Blocking From Social Media

Thanks to a massive advancement in technology, dating has become a lot easier than what it was a few years ago. Now, if you’re present on social media, both of you can easily engage with each other all the time. However, if you both frequently bloc each other from WhatsApp and social media platforms, this means that the situation is not so good. For example, when you block a person from WhatsApp, it means that you don’t want to interact with them for maybe some time or a long time. So if you’ve been blocked by your partner previously, it is not a good sign for your relationship. Unhealthy dating patterns have negative impacts on your health, so it is crucial for you to beware of such a situation before things go out of control.

4.      Loss of Respect

The most important ingredient for a healthy dating or long term relationship is mutual respect. If you’re both in love, you need to have respect for each other’s moral values, families, friends, educational background, political views, and the past. If you both have lost respect for each other, your relationship won’t be able to stretch over a long time. Sometimes not love, but respect can help two people in holding onto a relationship. Especially when it comes to planning marriage and all, both of you need to have a clear understanding of each other’s requirements in life. However, if you’ve realized that your partner has lost respect for you, there’s no reason to stretch your relationship far.

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