01/8Have you found ‘the one’?
The initial phase of a relationship is generally all about intoxicating romance and sweet gestures. It is perhaps easy to believe that you have found your ‘soulmate’ and all is well in paradise. However, the reality is quite different and a relationship has to stand the test of time and go through its own share of ups and downs to actually determine whether you are in love with the right person or not. To help you gain a little more clarity about your love life, ask yourself these seven questions and if your answer is a ‘no’ to any of these, your relationship might not be heading in the right direction.
02/8Can you talk about any topic with your partner?
Open and honest communication is the key to a healthy relationship. If you have to think twice before bringing up any topic in front of your partner or find it difficult to express your thoughts and opinions, well, your relationship might turn suffocating in the long-term.
03/8Do you want to see a future with your partner?
If your lover and you want different things from the relationship in future or you do not see him or her as an ideal life partner, it is obvious your relationship is bound to witness conflicts in the coming time.
04/8Do you love unconditionally?
Being in a serious relationship and not being in love with your partner is the recipe for emotional disaster. Take your time to think about what kind of feelings you have for your partner and what stops you from loving him or her unconditionally. Stay honest to yourself and you will get a clear idea where your relationship is heading.
05/8Is it from both sides?
A relationship can only go the distance when both the partner put equal efforts to make it work. Staying in a one-sided affair only leads to disappointment, misunderstandings and you end up hurting your own self.
06/8Do your friends and family like your partner?
They say it right, love is blind. Sometimes, we want to see our partner as ‘the one’ and tend to overlook the person’s grey areas. In case, your friends and family are against the idea of you dating him or her and have their own set of reasons, it’s a wise idea to be little pragmatic and think why they feel so.
07/8Do you get attracted to other people?
Well, if you miss your ‘single’ status, get easily attracted towards others or secretly fantasise about dating someone else, this is a huge red flag for your relationship.
08/8Do you love spending time with your partner?
Do you miss your partner when you haven’t met him for a long time? Do you feel your day is incomplete without talking about the nitty-gritty of your day with him or her? Do you like spending quality time with your partner? If your answer is not an instant ‘yes’ to any of these questions, your relationship is definitely not going through a good phase.