Don’t you wish there was a guidebook that could tell you – early on - whether or not your relationship is doomed? Well, according to relationship expert Amelia McDonell-Parry, there are tell-tale signs that the person you’re dating isn’t the right match for you. For example:
- Telling half-truths to your friends: You’ll know a relationship is doomed when you start telling your friends only part of the story about an argument with your boyfriend or girlfriend. You want to vent, but you conveniently leave out the part that would make your friends scream “They’re not right for you!” If you do that, chances are, you’ve already judged your mate’s actions yourself and are afraid your friends will validate what you already know - that you deserve better.
- Residual immaturity: No guy completely grows up, but a fanatical interest in something completely juvenile will wear on you eventually. If he’s spending all your combined savings on comic books – or staying up late playing video games, pretty soon you’ll stop feeling attracted to him. A woman wants a man, not a child.
- If he’s a Momma's boy or she’s Daddy's little girl: If either one of you respects the opinion of a parent more than the opinion of your significant other, you're headed for trouble.
- A King-size bed: Even if you go to bed mad, something about a forced snuggle in a small bed is like an unspoken “you’re forgiven.” But a king-size mattress lets the tension rest comfortably between you - and a fight can go on for days.