Romance can make us blind to all the signs that we are in a bad relationship. It is difficult to accept the fact that the loves of our lives can also possess awful, sometimes dangerous qualities. Relationships are complex organisms, so it’s difficult to define the overall dos and don’t. There are many things you should never tolerate in a relationship.
Cheating and lying
Of all the things you should never tolerate in a relationship, cheating is an obvious one. Cheating should not be tolerated in a relationship for several reasons. Cheating breaks trust, which is a major foundation of a healthy relationship. In addition to cheating, perpetual lying should not be tolerated as trust is a key foundation in any relationship. It’s time to rethink your relationship with that person.
Never tolerate an abusive relationship. The most telling sign that you are in an abusive relationship is fear of your partner. If you have experienced or seen consistent signs of physical, emotional or sexual abuse from your partner, it is high time you escaped. Healthy relationships equal respect and trust.
If he/she disrespects your body
Making remarks on how you look is one of the main things you should not tolerate in a relationship. You should learn to love and accept your partner they way they are. No one is perfect.
A controlling partner
Controlling people have low self-confidence. They want to know where you will be at all times, who you will be with, and want to dictate every aspect of your life so you have no room to make your own choices. They want you all to themselves, and will stop at nothing in order to achieve this goal.
Never tolerate sleep deprivation. Your productivity suffers when your body and mind are deprived of adequate time to rest and recover in a comfortable, clean sleeping environment every night.
Control over your wardrobe
Sure this person is going to be seen with you in public a lot. Even so, deciding what looks good on you and what doesn’t is an encroachment on your personal taste, sense of style, and, ultimately, freedom. You should never have to give that up because you are worried about what someone who’s allegedly so close to you thinks.
Control over finances
Your partner handling the bank account and providing you with an “allowance” harkens back to high school when your parents were in charge of your life. Your partner is not (and should by no means act like) your parent.