At one point or another, you and your partner are going to let each other down. And it’s not going to be the end of the world. You can’t expect to be perfect 24/7, so don’t panic if you forget to answer a text, occasionally tune the other out, or fail to be supportive. Do, however, think twice about the health of your relationship if your partner consistently lets you down — even if it’s just in a myriad of small ways — as it may be a sign they’re not giving you what you deserve.
A healthy relationship is built on respect, trust, stability, and support. If you notice that your partner lets you down in one of these areas, time and time again, you definitely need to have a heart-to-heart. “If you have a few red flags in your relationship […] share your thoughts and feelings in an effort to try to make your relationship healthier,” Davida Rappaport, a psychic and spiritual counselor, tells Bustle. “If your partner does not want to [listen or change], the red flags you saw can indicate that your partner may not love you the way you need to be loved, or respect your wishes and support you in a manner that helps your relationship grow.”
It’s OK to mess up. What matters is you try to listen to each other, fix the mistakes, and do better the next time around. So if your partner keeps making mistakes, and always lets you down, it may be a sign they aren’t giving you all that you need and deserve, according to experts.
1They Don’t Mention Your Relationship On Social Media
Some people are more private when it comes to how much of their lives they’d like to share online — especially when it comes to relationships. But if your partner is incredibly active on social media, and yet never posts couples photos or mentions your relationship — you might want to ask them what’s up.
“For most people, social media is a reflection of their priorities,” Jonathan Bennett, relationship and dating expert at Double Trust Dating, tells Bustle. “If you are invisible on your partner’s social media, where do you stand as a priority? Social media is the image your partner projects to the world and you have a right to wonder why you’re not a part of that.”