At the beginning of a relationship everything usually seems perfect, but when the fairy dust fades away, is your man still all he seemed? If he is, great, but if not… maybe it’s time to reconsider.
Here are some alarm bells to look out for in your hunt for Prince Charming!
1. He doesn’t make time for you
Time apart is important in a relationship, we agree, but couples still need to be there for each other. If your man is more focused on nights out with his pals than on fitting you into his schedule, maybe he’s not The One.
2. He tries to change you
This is a big no-no, but it’s often an issue that’s not spotted until it’s too late – we’re so smitten that we’d do anything to keep our other half happy. If your partner isn’t happy with your friends, or your body, or your too-loud voice, that’s his problem, not yours. We all want to be the best we can be for our loved ones, but that shouldn’t mean changing who we are.
3. You don’t trust him
Trust and honesty are the foundation on which every relationship should be built on. If you don’t trust your man or can’t rely on him, that’s a big sign that something is wrong. Trust isn’t just about staying faithful either. If you’re expecting to be stood up every time you make plans together, or you feel he’s keeping something from you, it might be time to take a step back.
4. He’s not the one you turn to
We all need a shoulder to cry on every now and then, or someone to vent to after a bad day at work. If you’d much rather call a friend than have your other half see you all teary-eyed, then maybe you’re not fully comfortable around him. You should be able to share everything with your loved one – not just your successes but your failures too.
5. He’s overly jealous
A little bit of jealousy is sweet, and it can be a nice ego booster too, we’re not gonna lie! But if you’re constantly being bombarded with questions, or if he’s suspicious every time you speak to another guy, that’s not good. It not only says he’s insecure but that he doesn’t trust you – neither of which are going to work in the long-term.
6. He’s cheap
Let’s get things straight – being cheap is very different to having no money. We’d much rather our guy was broke but made thoughtful gestures from time to time, than to be with someone who was rolling in it but never bought us so much as a cinema ticket. Generosity is such a lovely attribute to have – so avoid men who don’t even know the meaning of the word.