Sometimes we are too caught up nitpicking other people’s “red flags” that we fail to see our own.

It’s those very traits that cause our relationships with the people around us to deteriorate. Taking a third-person POV of yourself

could very well be the lifesaver of your relationship. It’s not easy but it comes with being accountable about your feelings and yourself.

Here are some common “red flags” to keep an eye out for.

1. Lack of communication: Avoiding open and honest communication can lead to misunderstandings and resentment in a relationship.

2. Dishonesty: Trust is fundamental in any relationship, and lying or being deceitful can erode that trust.

3. Selfishness: Putting one’s own needs consistently ahead of the needs of the partner can create imbalance and dissatisfaction in the relationship.

4. Disrespect: Disrespectful behavior, such as belittling, insulting, or disregarding the feelings of the partner, can be damaging to the relationship.

5. Lack of commitment: A lack of commitment or investment in the relationship can lead to instability and insecurity for the partner.

6. Infidelity: Cheating or being unfaithful violates the trust and commitment expected in a monogamous relationship.

7. Abuse: Any form of physical, emotional, or psychological abuse is unacceptable and makes someone a bad partner.

It’s important to remember that relationships are complex, and what might be considered “bad” behavior in one context

might not be the same for another. Effective communication, mutual respect, and understanding are crucial for healthy relationships.