Confusion about relationship status is a red flag. Be honest with yourself about what you want and need. Pay attention to what you're not getting.
Watch out for partners who only talk about themselves and don't ask about you. If they're not interested, it's a red flag, warns Shafner.
"Bids of invitation" are relationship requests. According to relationship specialist Saudia L. Twine, PhD, responding to them validates and connects.
Nicole Rainey advises against avoiding conflict in relationships. Learning to fight quietly and fairly is part of healthy communication.
Raskin suggests that walking on eggshells around your partner may indicate that you're not a safe space. Your relationship may not be doomed.
Assuming your partner's actions or beliefs may keep you from viewing them as a complicated person and miss red signals. To create trust, avoid assumptions.
If you doubt your relationship, speak up. Ignoring doubts can lead to disconnection. Partners must respond reassuringly for a stronger bond.
Lack of eye contact in a relationship may indicate underlying issues, says psychologist David Helfand. Eye gazing can help rebuild intimacy.
Compromise is essential, but always accommodating the other person is a red flag. Break the cycle for balance and less resentment.