For a relationship to work long-term, you both have to be on a similar page within most aspects of your partnership. Red flags are there to make you pay attention as a couple and find a compatible way to solve the roadblocks that happen in every relationship. We all go through them, but it is how maturely we handle them that will keep the love and respect alive in our partnerships.
If the love between you both isn’t reciprocated after a reasonable of amount of time, you may be setting yourself up for a big disappointment. You need to be honest with yourself about what’s really going on because you KNOW when they are into you! Fantasizing over what you hope will happen isn’t reality, and it will keep you stuck in a place you should never allow yourself to be.
This scenario can happen for many reasons, but the most popular scenarios are due to couples becoming bored/complacent and no longer prioritizing their partner, being afraid of commitment, they are emotionally unavailable, or they may be settling in a relationship because they don’t want to be alone. Some people would rather be in a negative situation than end up being single again.
You should both be in a place where you are on a reciprocated page with how you are feeling about each other. Yes, even in the early stages! When a new relationship is going in the right direction you don’t have to ask the questions, “Are they really interested in me?” “Where is this going?” or “Are we exclusive with each other?” If you have to ask, it is probably time to move on from them.
Quite often women remember all the good things in a relationship and hold onto those memories rather than looking at the reasons why things didn’t work out. Many men tend to do the opposite which helps them move on a little faster after a breakup.