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What are red flags in relationships and friendships?

What are red flags in relationships and friendships?

Relationships are hard. They require work, communication, and most of all trust. If your relationship is lacking in any of these things, it could be a sign that something needs to change. Or maybe even that the relationship is over. The same rings true for friendships; some signs indicate that you might have chosen the wrong person or that you and your friend are just not compatible. Here are some signs to watch out for in both relationships and friendships:

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Cheating is a betrayal of trust. It can be emotional or physical, but it’s always a sign that the cheater doesn’t respect their partner. Cheating often happens when someone is unhappy with their relationship and wants to find an escape from it. In other cases, cheating may be tied to an addiction: for example, someone who has sex with strangers as a way to deal with depression could have what’s called “sex addiction.”

Emotional abuse

Emotional abuse is a pattern of behavior that causes a person to question their self-worth. It’s a form of manipulation, and it can be difficult to recognize and even harder to leave. If you’re experiencing emotional abuse, here are some red flags:

  • You feel constantly criticized or put down by your partner, friend, or family member. You might feel like they’re always trying to make you look bad in front of other people by talking down about what you do or say, constantly finding fault with something as simple as your appearance (or lack thereof), or saying things like “you’ll never be good enough.”
  • Your partner tries desperately to keep control over every aspect of your life together–who sees each other when, where each goes out at night, and day time activities too if applicable such as going out for dinner etcetera…They may also try controlling who gets invited over for dinner parties etcetera…If this sounds familiar then maybe it’s time we had ourselves checked out by someone who knows what they’re doing before things get worse than they already are!
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Addiction is a red flag in any relationship. It can be a sign of deeper issues and lead to other problems, like financial troubles or legal trouble. Addiction isn’t just about alcohol and drugs–it can also be gambling, shopping or food. Addiction is not a symptom of itself; it’s actually a symptom of something else going on in your life that needs attention. For example:

  • You feel like you need more time alone than usual
  • You feel bored with your friends and family
  • You have low self-esteem

Lack of communication, or constant arguing

A lack of communication is a red flag. If you’re constantly talking to your partner and not getting anywhere, that may be a sign that they aren’t really listening to what you have to say or are just not interested in working through problems together.

Arguing all the time isn’t healthy for any relationship. Friendship or otherwise. If one person always disagrees with another person’s actions or ideas, it could be time for both parties involved to take a step back from each other and evaluate what exactly is going on between them.

Passive aggressive behavior

Passive aggressive behavior is indirect and subtle. It’s a way of expressing anger without confronting the person you are angry with, often because you don’t want to deal with their reaction if they find out how mad you are. Passive-aggressive people can also be manipulative; they may use this behavior to control someone else’s behavior (or even their own), and it can be a sign of low self-esteem.

Passive aggressive people have trouble expressing themselves directly, so instead they communicate indirectly by saying things like “fine” when someone asks them if everything is okay or making snide comments about other people behind their backs instead of speaking up directly about what bothers them in front of them

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Relationship red flags are a warning sign. If you see them, it’s time to look at whether or not the relationship is healthy for you.

  • Relationship red flags are a warning sign. If you see them, it’s time to look at whether or not the relationship is healthy for you.
  • Red flags can be physical, emotional, or verbal. They can also be a sign of an unhealthy relationship.


If you see these red flags in your relationships, it’s time to look at whether or not they’re healthy for you. Remember: You deserve to be treated well and have a partner who supports you. If someone is showing signs of emotional abuse, cheating or addiction, then it may be time for a break from them or even ending the relationship altogether (if possible). If your friend doesn’t want to talk about something important because they’re too busy playing video games all day long – then maybe that person isn’t worth keeping around!

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