Bustle – 11 Subtle Signs You Aren’t Compatible With Your Partner


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Knowing whether you are in a compatible relationship can be tricky. I was very pleased to be included in this Bustle roundup of signs you aren’t compatible with your partner.

2. Your SO Is Never On Your Side

Take note if your SO is quick to take everyone else’s side, or seems to enjoy playing the devil’s advocate. “Your partner should be your ride-or-die bestie, your partner in crime, and your biggest cheerleader all rolled into one, Alicia H. Clark, a Washington D.C.-based psychologist told HuffingtonPost.com. It’s not a good feeling when they aren’t, and it’s likely not something you’ll want to deal with long-term.

8. You Feel More Insecure Than Not

A healthy relationship will leave you feeling secure and content, not worried or suspicious. If the latter is the case, it could be a sign of a lack of compatibility, Clark explains in the same Huffington Post article. The right person will give you the exact level of attention you need — and vice versa — so neither of you ever feel troubled.

10. You Kind Of Hold Back When Talking

When you’ve found yourself a good match, you’ll be able to say whatever the heck you want, and it’ll be OK. But this simply can’t be the case if you’re with someone who is judgmental, or wishes you’d change, according to Clark. If that’s true, it may be time to find someone more worthy of your attention.


Alicia H. Clark, PsyD