When you commit to a relationship, others are also considering that commitment, and breaking it publicly can cause confusion.
Relationship coach Nancy Landrum says it's uncomfortable for others to see someone in a relationship flirting with others.
Avoid oversharing about your relationship as it can come off as bragging. Be considerate of others' feelings, says Jennifer Kelman, a licensed psychotherapist.
Don't monopolize conversations by only talking about your kids or relationship. Be interested in others' lives and sensitive to their feelings, advises Kelman.
Landrum advises against displaying emotionally heightened disagreements in public and suggests seeking help if it's a frequent experience.
Kelman warns against fighting in front of friends, as it can make them uncomfortable and put them in an awkward position.
Discomfort in a relationship can be caused even without full-out fighting with your significant other.
Putting your partner down in front of others, even if it's a "joke," can make everyone feel uneasy and uncomfortable.
Overdoing PDA can make couples unbearable to be around, says Kelman. It's a common mistake many make.
It may make people uncomfortable or tap into their insecurities and feelings about their own relationships and intimacy, explains Kelman.