3 Warning Bells Signaling Your New Relationship May Break Your Heart

Janice Tovey
2 min readJan 14, 2022

Be aware of the red flags.

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We all desire successful and meaningful relationships. However, sometimes this longing can lead us to ignore potential warning signs.

The initial chemistry of a relationship is intoxicating. It feels good but can impair our judgement . We start to rationalize red flags. We unconsciously see the other person as positive because we really want to.

It is important in new relationships to take the time to reflect upon our true feelings. Emotions may signal that this new partner may lead to future heartbreak.

Three Signs That Your Partner May Be Future Trouble

  • A partner who believes that his own family and friends are more important than the partner’s friends and family may be cause for future heartache.
  • This kind of partner shows little interest in the other person’s life. It is all about them. Their family and their friends. They have a separate set of standards for themselves.
  • They are very egocentric and may have narcissistic tendencies.
  • A partner who believes that his or her life is more difficult than the other person’s life.
  • The partner who constantly focuses only on their own issues and troubles may be cause for heartache down the road.
  • This kind of partner does not take the time to understand or empathize with the other person.
  • A partner who ignores or glosses over the other person’s feelings.
  • This kind of partner does not make an effort to fully understand how a person may feel hurt, disappointed, overwhelmed, sad, or angry. This kind of partner lacks empathy.
  • Without empathy there is no authentic closeness. This leads to feelings of isolation and loneliness.

Being aware of these red flags early is one way to protect yourself from future heartache. Trust your feelings. They contain important information. If a person is labeling you as too sensitive or insecure, this may be a sign of a lack of empathy. Lack of empathy is a significant problem in relationships.

Be aware of and manage the warning signs early.

Protect yourself from future disappointment and heartache.

Janice Tovey

My passion is writing. I also love reading, teaching, animals, nature, music, and humor. I am curious about everything and enjoy writing about all things.