It could be that they are trying to keep something in their past hidden, are covering up a problem or issue that could be on-going but has not yet revealed itself in your relationship, and/or they are not being honest about their commitment and intentions for the relationship," says Toni Coleman, a psychotherapist and relationship coach."If it feels as though your partner is resistant to introducing you to their close family and friends, this can glaring red flag," says Rhonda Richards-Smith, a licensed psychotherapist and relationship expert."It could just be nerves or a desire to keep others from interfering in your new relationship, but it can also indicate that they don't see the two of you together for the long haul.
Ultimately, the bond with their pet is a window into how they'll be in their intimate connections," says Ms. "If the pooch is not treated the way you'd want to be treated, it may be a sign of things to come.""Respect is everything in a relationship; without it, a relationship is doomed or, at best, in need of major life support.
A secure person with healthy self-esteem will build their partner up, not put them down," says Melody Li, a licensed couples therapist."Know someone who always has to be right?
This need to be right and refuse to admit fault will quickly cause problems," Li says "Being a team means both partners compromise and keep each other's wellbeing in mind.
If you're significant other doesn't seem interested in your path through life or what makes you , it may be a sign that they don't see you as a person so much as thing (partner, lover, arm candy)," says Hunt Ethridge, a certified dating coach and co-founder of International Dating Coach Association."If your needs aren't getting met, your partner isn't invested in your happiness — it's as simple as that," Johnson says.
"Making sure you're getting what you need in the relationship should be just as important to your partner as making sure they get what they need.""When calls and texts go unanswered for hours and days at a time, this is often a sign that you're not a high priority in your partner's life," says Richards-Smith.