By Teme Elvis Weyinkuro
The sad truth about relationships is that some of them just don’t work out. Yes, it’s a hard reality that some of us have to face, whether it’s a mutual agreement or not. While some see it coming, others believe they have found ‘the one’, and the break-up comes as a total shock. And, of course, there are others who are unhappily stuck in a relationship, not knowing what to do about it, wondering whether their reasons are good enough to break up with their partner or if they’d later regret ending the relationship. While everyone is different, there are often clear indicators of whether your relationship is coming to its end. We’ve compiled a few red flags to watch out for.
Let’s go with The flow?
Before you go into a relationship, it should be defined from the start. People keep falling into this pit of “Let’s go with the flow”, what if the flow has no direction? Someone who wants to be with you knows this and doesn’t need to hide behind going with the flow. If you start a relationship like this, just know that you are not Liverpool, you’ll walk alone.
Avoid potential ghosts!
Some people come into your life, and the first days/weeks will feel like heaven, but after a while, they just disappear for days. Then suddenly, they are back again, with no good reason as to why they decided to leave earth. You need to examine this seriously; if it becomes a pattern, it is a red flag; run for your heart sake!
The “I am busy” Crooners
You all know that saying about how people would squeeze out time for someone or something that matters to them? This is true on every ground! The “I am busy” card is getting old and should be thrown away. One minute or two to check on someone wouldn’t hurt anybody. If this is a regular tune in your relationship, don’t be caught unawares. Be ready!
Lastly, if you have to second-guess or ask yourself from time to time if your partner loves you, there’s a big question mark on your relationship. For your own good, know when all these become a pattern and flee, do not be caught in the web of toxic relationships.
Model- Chinyere Adogu
Makeup – Theodora Mogo for Doranne Beauty
Photography – Obi Somto