Even the best relationships can run into trouble. Sometimes things seem like they are going perfectly one minute and suddenly it all changes. It doesn’t have to come as a complete shock. There are things that can cause relationships to go sour. Being aware of them beforehand can help to prevent it from happening to you and your love.

Here are 5 things that can turn a good relationship bad:

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#1. Fast and furious physicality

Sexual chemistry is something that can’t be ignored and shouldn’t, but if a long-term relationship is your goal then you need to know when to focus outside of the sexual connection. Emotional bonding needs to take place in order for a relationship to move forward.

This means spending time exploring each other on a deeper level that doesn’t involve physical relations. Too much too fast can lead to physical burnout between you and can leave you feeling awkward without a foundation to fall back on.

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#2. Suitcases full of emotion

Nothing is worse for a relationship than carrying old baggage into it. If you haven’t worked out your emotions and thoughts regarding a previous relationship, do not try and forge a new one!

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It is natural to have a lot to work out when a relationship ends. Allow yourself the time and space to work through your feelings before meeting someone new. It is more fair to them and to you.

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#3. Lies and manipulation

Honesty is a strong foundation for any relationship. If you can’t trust each other, you will never be able to problem solve or grow together. If there are any feelings of deception in the air, confront them immediately and see if they can be squashed.

Do your part and exercise transparency with your partner.

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#4. Suffocation

Remember that though you are in one relationship, you remain two separate people. If there is any control or possessiveness in your relationship, it is heading down the wrong road.

To keep a relationship healthy, both people need to want to do things together. The moment you or your partner feel obligated to the relationship is the moment it starts to die.

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#5. All fantasy

Dreaming of your future together is lovely, but you need to make sure that your fantasies are based in reality.

Be real about who both of you are, what you want, and what you’re able to compromise about. Make sure that you both of you love the real other and not a fantasy one.

When you keep these things in mind, you can help your relationship stay on a path that avoids a sad end.

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We at BetterMe want everyone to know and experience true love. It is out there for everyone and until it knocks on your door we are here to remind you that you deserve the best love!

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