Relationship Signals

Are You in Trouble?

Every time I think of my relationship with my best friend, the dear Abbie, she is one of the first to come to mind when I am in a bad mood, or feeling rejected. When I find her at home, or in the supermarket, or when we are both out and about, she is the one I think of first. There is something so incredibly freeing about having a best friend who is always there for me, ready to listen to me talk about my day, and there is something so comforting about knowing someone will always there if I need a shoulder to cry on when things get a little bumpy in my life. And yet, sometimes my feelings for Abbie are only temporary.

Recently, I found myself in an uncomfortable place in my life. I had been feeling like a broken record that was playing over in my head and my thoughts were just being driven around in circles. It seemed that every time I tried to stop and think about something, I ended up feeling even more sorry for myself, and more ready to throw my relationship into the trash can. But then I remembered that I had some amazing relationship signals with my dear Abbie, and I thought I should give them another shot.

I am writing this to you today as a cautionary tale – do not use relationship signals as a crutch! They can be a great way to keep a relationship going strong, and there are times when they can be the downfall of a relationship. The key here is to be willing to take the necessary steps to break the cycle, and make the necessary changes in your life to create a loving relationship once again. The most common signs of a relationship in trouble are: the home-wrecker always shows up at the door, the careless words are coming from both partners, and the friend to avoid is coming around too often. If you have any of these signs in your relationship, it may be time to make a change in the way you interact with each other, and decide if you are still on the same page together.