10 Red Flags In a Relationship You Should Never Ignore

While people can change and grow, some questionable personality traits are deep-rooted and may not be able to help themselves and need behavioral intervention. Unfortunately, family members can become the target who need to care about their self-preservation. This online community shares an extensive library of life experiences that may help you recognize similar problems.

1. Abuse of Any Kind

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Abusers hardly change, several people on the thread conclude. Someone says their redline of red flags is in the abuse or neglect of children, the elderly, the disabled, or animals. A second user chides, arguing that abuse of people who are not vulnerable too is always a red flag, irrespective of how long it’s been.

2. Sexual Offenders

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One user cites a controversial scenario involving a convicted sex offender who seems to have found a different life 30 years later, asking if he should be judged with much disdain, having kept a clean sheet for so long after serving his sentence.

One person says he doesn’t mind being a friend if he’s truly changed, but he wouldn’t judge parents with children if they don’t feel safe around him, irrespective of the positive changes a sexual offender may project.

3. Marital Infidelity

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While this is a blurry red flag that may border more on moral standing, one thread participant says when he asked his then-girlfriend what her regrets in life were, she said, “Having affairs with three married men in my twenties.” What’s surprising is that they got divorced later because she had an affair with another married man while married. A second user says they are divided between reacting by laughing or crying.

4. Tendency for Violence

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Someone explains how a guy pulled a knife on his brother, threatening to kill him over a woman years ago. He says everyone in the family has forgiven him, including his brother, but he doesn’t want to have anything to do with him. A second person says he has a “Perfectly valid” reason not to.

5. Animal Cruelty

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Describing her experience with a cruel person, one woman explains how her ex and his friend stuck a pencil in a cat’s bum for fun. That was a red flag she never got over. Someone else, replying, says they had their exact experience, and it haunts them to this day.

6. Childhood Bullying

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Some bullies ascribe their excesses in their younger days to the immaturity of youth, but several contributors on the thread say they never have it. One person shares an experience involving a former school bully sending a friend request on Facebook, “The guts to send a request after putting a dead cat in my locker in high school makes me cringe,” he explains, apparently still upset even over the internet.

7. Lying About Finances

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A first user says they’ll never trust someone who lies about “Money or financial issues.” A second user replies, arguing it isn’t always black and white and that revealing how much in debt they are has been a menace to their chances of landing a date as no one wants to be with a debtor. A third user suggests student debt should be a regular thing. “It’s pretty common and nothing to be ashamed of,” she insists.

8. Hyper-Controlling Behavior

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People who are big on control don’t change; several contributors on the thread agree, with some saying controlling behaviors are symptoms of deeper issues victims of controllers may not be seeing. One user cites the “Alpha male” trend, highlighting it contravenes every measuring sextant of mutual respect.

9. Name Calling

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One woman argues that people who call others names, especially when miffed, hardly ever stop, advising forum members to avoid relationships with foul-mouthed individuals irrespective of how long it’s been. Several users say they agree and may continue to see name-callers the same way, even if they lay claim to attitudinal changes in the future.

10. People With Anger Issues

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Anger is a universal emotion, but some thread users think people who cannot control their anger are walking time bombs waiting to explode. According to a contributor on the thread, people with anger issues are difficult to initiate conversations with since you wouldn’t know when you could step on their emotional minds and have things blow up quickly.


19 Things What Generation X and Boomers Cherish Most of the Iconic 1980s

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Being nostalgic for when you came of age holds precious memories for people of those generations, Generation X and Baby Boomers, who miss those fun-packed experiences today. However, they have significant interest for those who came later and provide insight into what life was like in the 1980s. Looking back on the iconic trends of that era, perhaps with rose-colored glasses, people shared what they missed most of the 80s on an online forum. Walk through memory lane with us.

10 Things Everyone Should Have In Their House

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Creating a safe and functional living space is a top priority for homeowners. Whether you’re a seasoned homeowner or starting, certain essential items should be present in every house. These items contribute to the overall safety and well-being of the residents and enhance convenience and preparedness for unforeseen circumstances. From safety equipment to practical tools, incorporating these essentials into your home ensures a comfortable and secure environment for you and your loved ones.

10 Things You Should Buy That Will Increase Your Quality of Life

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We all strive for a better quality of life, where everyday experiences are enriched, and our overall well-being is elevated. Luckily, there are a variety of items available that can help us achieve just that. Making thoughtful purchases can enhance our daily routines, improve comfort, and boost our satisfaction.

18 Everyday Things From the 90s That Are Now Luxuries

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Had we only known that everyday things we were accustomed to daily might disappear or become a luxury, would we appreciate them that much more? With the advent of technology, we carry computers in our pockets, access a lifetime of entertainment, music. sports, and video games, and shop without leaving our couch while communicating with friends and family anywhere in the world. These astronomical advances are a giant leap from before the Internet, but many things that were part of everyday life are now considered a luxury. On an online forum, people shared what they miss most today that was typical in the 1990s.

10 Outdated Things Boomers Always Keep in Their House and Use

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As time passes and technology advances, certain generations hold on to the familiar relics of the past. One such generation is the Baby Boomers, who often have a penchant for keeping and using outdated items in their homes. From landline phones to fax machines, vinyl records to VHS tapes, Boomers embrace these relics as a reminder of simpler times and a nod to their personal preferences.

 This article was initially published and syndicated on The Cents of Money. 

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