8 obvious signs you’re in a ‘forced’ relationship

One of the worst relationships in the world is “forced relationships”. Let me begin by defining what this is.

A “forced relationship” is when two people are just tired of each other but still don’t want to break it off (this could be due to a number of reasons).

This is a relationship that is usually dragged out and starts projecting a lot of negative energy. Any happy and strong relationship can end up being a forced relationship if all of the triggers are met.

We’re going to talk about the signs, the signs that may warn you if you’re slowly falling into a forced relationship. Let’s begin.

1. When you imagine a breakup, it doesn’t seem that difficult
Breakups are tough, for people who can’t live without each other. The moment a breakup seems easy, it’s probably a very damaged relationship. When you’re in a forced relationship, the thought of breaking up doesn’t frazzle you so much, as much as it would if it were earlier on in the relationship.

2. You fight over every possible thing
When two people care about each other, they are very careful with their words and actions because they don’t want to hurt one another. But when two people are in a forced relationship, they tend to pick out the weirdest of fights on an almost-daily basis. The “ignorance threshold” just flies out the window and it becomes nearly impossible to let things go.

3. You can easily spend time away from one another
This happens in forced relationships, people want to spend as much time away from each other as possible. They just want to avoid any negativity and want to be at peace for a while. For people who are truly in love, spending time away from one another can become a challenge, but the same thing doesn’t apply to people in forced relationships.

4. You find yourself thinking about other people
When a person is unhappy with the partner they have, he/she starts to find other sources of love and happiness, so they start thinking about other people more than their partners.

5. You don’t talk about your feelings anymore
When you’re in a forced relationship, you’d avoid talking about your feelings more and more. The thought of “talking it out” or “speaking from the heart” will actually scare you because you know you won’t be heard and your emotions will be ignored. This also leads to another gap, a communication gap.

6. You don’t think about the future with each other
When someone is in a forced relationship, they don’t think of a future with their partners so they just don’t plan and worry about it. In their minds, true happiness is when they’re alone.

7. You don’t mind lying to them, it doesn’t feel wrong
When people are in a forced relationship, it doesn’t feel wrong anymore to lie. This is because you don’t actually worry about them finding out the truth later because you aren’t afraid of a breakup and you’re far beyond that point.

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