Ever finding yourself stuck in a relationship even though every cell in your body tells you to run? Love can make you do crazy things and sometimes, people get hurt in the process.
You can’t afford to love for the wrong reasons. You only get one chance at life and love is just one of the key ingredients of a healthy relationship.
Here are 5 signs you are settling for less in love.
1. You feel lonely
There is a huge difference between being lonely and being alone. Most of the time, people tend to let the former convince them to settle for less. You need to learn how to be comfortable with yourself. It’s not only liberating, but crucial for your own growth and development. Give yourself a chance to discover who you are and don’t be afraid to embrace being alone.
2. You believe love will fix everything
Being in a relationship is not the answer to everything. It will not fill that hole that only you can fill, or reach the goal that only you can achieve. You don’t need someone else to complete you. No one can make you happy but yourself. And there’s a popular saying that love alone isn’t enough to sustain a relationship. Having this mindset might just be you shooting yourself in the leg by settling for less.
3. You think it’s time
Yes, the clock is ticking but you need to let go of the idea of being married by a particular age. Why risk spending the rest of your life feeling empty when you can have everything you’ve ever wanted and more? Never rush into things simply because you think you’re running out of time. Sometimes patience really is a virtue.
4. You don’t think you deserve better
You believe that you won’t find anything greater and you’re fine with that. It’s easy to convince yourself that you’re happy, but you can do so much better than just “okay.” Never stay with someone who belittles your dreams or expects you to be someone you’re not. Once you realize you deserve more, you will learn to move on. If you ever get to this point then it’s a clear sign that you are settling for less in your relationship and it’s time to rethink things.
5. You feel exhausted and emotionally drained
Love is not all always sunshine and rainbows. True love takes hard work. But if you feel unhappy most of the time, you need to wake up. Being in a relationship shouldn’t suck out the life out of you. It is actually quite the contrary and it should bring out the best in you. If you feel drained in a relationship it’s a sign you are most likely being taken for granted and just being used to pass time.