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No one wants to waste their time when it comes to relationships or love life. That’s why so many people look out for red flags and relationship dealbreakers in the early stages of dating. Finding any sort of indicators that can predict that it won’t work earlier on, can make it easier to end it sooner. So what can predict whether your relationship will last or not? Below are some things you can look out for.

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How you express jealousy

Jealousy is typically associated with toxicity in relationships. But there is nothing wrong with being jealousy in your relationship if you handle it in a healthy way. Jealousy is usually linked to positive relationship outcomes because it has a way of making people commit.

The way you talk to your partner

The words you choose to use with your partner and also how you say it can also go a long way in determining if your relationship will last. Happy lovers aren’t thrilled with each other all the time. However, when they are upset with each other, they complain to their partners. They don’t criticize them.

Whether your friends approve

While you shouldn’t really care what others think about your relationship, it could actually help. In certain cases, friends or others within your social network can actually predict whether or not a relationship will last.

Your sleeping patterns

Sleeping patterns can impact a relationship if the other person doesn’t adapt. If you’re not going to bed together because one person is a morning person and the other a night owl, that could cause problems throughout the day.

How you were raised

Family background and the way you were raised can also play a role in the current relationships you develop. For instance, if you had a strict upbringing while your partner had a lax one, the chances of you having conflict will be higher.

How you share household chores

Chores are probably not the first thing you think of when you think of a successful relationship. But there is a correlation between household chores and relationship success. Lovers who had a system in place for how they did chores were much happier in their relationships than couples who didn’t.

By Damilola Faustino

Read also: 5 Common Reasons Why Relationship Fail

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