Whatever the reasons, a ‘fake’ relationship is a ‘fake’ relationship and no one should waste their time by being in this kind of a relationship. The realization that your partner doesn’t love you and they are only forcing themselves to feel something that is not there can be painful, but it is more painful to stay in a relationship for the wrong reasons.
If you are wondering whether your relationship is fake, look for these clear signs.
YOU BECOME A DIFFERENT COUPLE IN PUBLIC
If someone tells you that they and their partner never argue – don’t believe them. Every healthy relationship has misunderstandings and conflicts because no two people are ever the same and have the same values and beliefs.
If you and your partner never argue, and you are only acting lovey-dovey in public while when you two are alone there is a significant drop in the love and affection you give to each other – then something is wrong in your relationship.
Effective communication is everything in a relationship but when you can’t ever find common grown, there’s a problem. In a fake relationship, there’s generally at least one person who feels like they can’t speak freely or has to compromise a part of themselves in order to make things work.
If you’re not comfortable communicating your concerns or don’t feel understood when you do, the relationship is in serious trouble.
YOU HARDLY EVER MEET AND DON’T HAVE THE URGE TO SEE EACH OTHER EITHER
When you are in a loving relationship you just can’t keep your hands away from each other. You would always try to make time to see your partner. Being with them makes you feel happy and loved and truly satisfied. It is a natural urge that you both have.
However, if you and your partner hardly ever see each other that is a red flag. If your partner has a problem and you are the last one to know, then Houston, we have a problem. That means that you are lacking connection and communication in your relationship, both of which are vital things for a lasting one.
THEY DON’T KNOW THE REAL YOU AND THEY DON’T WANT YOU TO KNOW THEM ON A DEEPER LEVEL
A relationship in which your partner doesn’t know crucial things about you and they are not interested to find out what made you the person you are today – is a relationship that is not a genuine one.
When we really love someone, we want to know everything about them. From what makes them cry to their philosophies on life. Also, we want to share our story with them. If your partner neither reveals things about them nor wants to know you on a deeper level, they don’t deserve you.
YOU ARE NOT COMFORTABLE WHEN YOU ARE WITH THEM
When you are in a relationship and you feel shy whenever you are with your partner, or you are always walking on eggshells around him, that is a bad sign.
In a right relationship, you must be comfortable to be yourself around your partner. Your partner must accept the real you – flaws and all. Anything other than that is not worthy of your time.