Are you really happy in your relationship or are you just putting up with it? Use these 16 signs you’re settling in a relationship to know the truth.
You fall in love for the first time in your life.
You expect it to be everything like they say it is in the movies.
You want it to be passionate, romantic and full of joie de vivre!
But to your dismay, it ends up seeming less than perfect.
And along comes the next person you date, and the next, and they too don’t seem perfect for you.
So what do you do?
Should you just put up with a relationship that’s less than perfect because you start to believe that you can’t find anyone better anyway?
A relationship should make you feel better about yourself.
It should never weigh you down or make you feel miserable.
And if you find yourself in a relationship that leaves you unhappy and tired, you’re better off being alone!
Why do we settle in unhappy relationships?
The biggest reason why we settle in unhappy relationships is because we’re too scared of experiencing the rest of our lives alone. As humans, and as social creatures, we constantly crave for social, physical and sexual intimacy all the time.
And the thought of being lonely makes us feel terrible, especially when all our friends are hitched with a seemingly perfect somebody.
Many relationships painfully drag themselves well past their expiration date, only because it’s so much easier to just put up with something you know than venture out into unfamiliar territory. After all, we love familiarity and abhor new surroundings unless we’re on a whirlwind adventure or a vacation.