Relationship Warning Signs

Bella Breakdown Being in a relationship is difficult, but rewarding. It can have really high highs and really low lows. Sometimes it can be hard to tell if your relationship problems are normal, or if it is a sign that your relationship is going south. There are some warnings that you should look for that might be telling you it’s time to call it quits and say, “Thank you, next!” 1. You put in more effort If you are always the one making plans, paying the bill, solving the problem, or admitting defeat in a fight, then you are...

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Falling In Love Can Happen At Any Time

Bella Breakdown You can’t plan when you will fall in love with someone. Love is sneaky, and it can hit you out of the blue. Knowing you are in love with your partner varies from couple to couple. Check out some of these adorable falling in love stories from the video above: The first couple, who have been married for 21 days, had very different time periods for knowing that they loved each other. The woman said that she knew a year and a half into their relationship when they visited his family for the first time. On the...

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Love Languages Reveal Why You And Your Partner Clean Differently

Bella Breakdown There comes a point in almost every relationship when a couple gets in an argument about cleaning. He wants the dishes done right now and she wants to wait until tomorrow to wash them. Or, they always take turns cleaning but she wishes they would work on the house together. Many couples go through their relationship with toilet scrubber disagreements, without ever wondering where these arguments originate. They walk through life, never diving deeper than the surface of their Windex issues because they believe that the problem cannot be fixed. But what if the reason why two...

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You Shouldn’t Rely On Your Partner For Everything

Bella Breakdown It can be easy to lean on our SOs for a lot of things. They make us feel safe, loved, warm, and in a lot of instances they can provide an escape from some harsh realities like loneliness. However, if you’re relying on your partner too much, it can be a detriment to both you and your relationship. “A healthy, stable relationship has an interplay between independence and interdependence, between ‘me’ and ‘us,'” relationship therapist Rhonda Milrad, LCSW, told Bustle. “Your partner can’t provide all the things that you need, and if you put them in the...

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So You Want To Take The Next Step… But Your Partner Doesn’t

Bella Breakdown I’ve been in this situation a couple times now. I’m super excited about the state of my relationship, I’m in love, and I want to move in with my partner. It’s not a crazy idea, in my opinion. I mean what’s the point of paying two rents and constantly traveling between two places when you could just live together? I fully acknowledge that it is a big step, and one you have to be ready for, so I’ve come up with a few points for you and your SO to talk about when having this discussion. Is...

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