Different people will have a different comfort level with opening up or need more time. But you can also tell when one is avoiding these topics altogether.While there is a natural rhyme and rhythm to when one meets friends, family and others in the course of a relationship, there can also be a level of exclusivity that can feel stifling or unbalanced. In fact, overly exclusive relationships where partners don’t want to include others are a hallmark characteristic of abusive relationships.While often red flags come in the more obvious forms (he is verbally abusive, physically aggressive) it’s the more subtle ones we miss.Below is a list of commonly encountered red flags that might want to make women think twice before pursuing or continuing such a romantic relationship. Does he show little interest in making reservations, getting creative with activities, or expect that you’ll do this for him?Of course the point is not to gossip about exes or fixate on past relationships.But having a sense of the road one came from can make the one ahead far less bumpy.
But deep down you may have a nagging feeling that something just isn’t right.Then when it didn’t work out they’d feel badly…about themselves.No, not the guy who said all of these offensive things or treated a woman disrespectfully.Can he identify what he is looking for in a relationship and why previous relationships ended, or does he reply with something vague and general such as “I just like to see where things will go” or “it just didn’t work out." Don’t feel like you are prying or being too inquisitive.To make a relationship work, you need a sense of the areas for growth. Coming to a common understanding of what makes you both tick or what went terribly in a previous relationship can help strengthen the current one.