Dating Coach Joann Cohen discusses five warning signs you should watch for in your relationship.
Many people ask me, “What are red flags in relationships?” And there’s five ones that are kind of common.
One is people don’t know how to argue. They argue and argue and argue but they never really get to any kind of solution. It’s a win-lose situation.
The second red flag is you disagree on money. One of you spends a lot, one of you saves a lot.
And again you don’t get into agreement, you have financial problems and that’s one of the biggest reasons that marriages break up.
The third thing is that you don’t communicate. You are talking about everyday things but you are not really talking about the future, where is the relationship going, what kind of life that you want together. So you really do need to know how to communicate together.
Another red flag is that you have different values. There may be a lot of chemistry with you and your man, but the values aren’t good.
You don’t like what he does. You don’t like how he is living his life. You can compromise on a lot of things in a relationship, values isn’t one of them.
The other one and the final fifth one would be children. Many people walk into relationships or have relationships and they have children or they both have children.
Do you agree on parenting styles? Are your children well behaved or is his children well behaved? Do you agree on how you are going to, if there’s a lot of arguing about those children, that’s a real big red flag and you are going to have problems down the road.
So those are really the five top red flags that I find that women a lot of times overlook.