A good relationship also comes with side effects that are not always considered healthy.
A third party will think of these as red signals, but you need to filter out what others say because you know your relationship better than anyone else. So, here are the five speed bumps that are common in every relationship, and perhaps you have nothing to worry about.
1. It feels like your partner has become too predictable
They haven’t become too predictable, it is just that you have got to know them better. That is actually fine. In fact, it is good for the relationship. If anything, this means that you guys are becoming more intimate, and when that happens, it is always a good thing!
2. Things tend to become boring
Once the so-called “honeymoon” period gets over, things settle down. Some people confuse this with boredom, but this is in fact a sign that your relationship has now become more stable. Once you see the person just as they are, instead of through rose-tinted glasses of new-found romance, it really means you like the person.
3. The ‘Need Space’ phase comes up
In the beginning, every couple goes through a phase where they are practically joined at the hips. But, then comes the time when you do start remembering that once upon a time you had friends who you would hang out with. This doesn’t mean you guys are over each other, it just means your relationship is maturing.
4. Fighting about insignificant things
This will happen more once you start cohabiting together, and again that’s common. It is human nature to bicker about things, at least it is a harmless one. They might have a different way of doing things, like you prefer cleaning your dishes right after you cook, but they prefer to eat the food first, then relax for a bit, and then do the chores. Sometimes it gets a bit frustrating, and fighting over it is normal.
5. Disagreeing on things you both agreed on before
This is actually very natural. As we grow older, we mature and evolve as people. It is normal to have a more evolved view point about certain things, and you shouldn’t hold it against them and neither should they.