It's no secret that having a baby and subsequently raising a child is hard. Even the strongest relationships have buckled under the pressure of parenthood, but if you're nervous about what a baby will do to your relationship, there might be signs that you shouldn't raise a child with your partner.
You don't have to be in a relationship to be a good parent, but you and your SO should have a solid, healthy relationship if you're wanting to bring a child into the midst. Of course, this is for your child's benefit, but it's just as much for yours. Parenthood is the hardest and best road you will ever travel down. It can be lonely, terrifying, and humbling, and you're going to need someone strong to help you parent. Everyone loves to talk about divorced or separated parents and how they have to learn to maintain a good relationship for the sake of their child, but the same should be said for parents that are still together.
Love, unfortunately, isn't all you need when it comes to parenthood. You can love someone with all your heart, but realize that they aren't the one you should raise a child with. And let's be honest — it's best to realize that now and not after you've brought a baby into the world. If you're hoping to start a family soon with your SO, or if you're wondering if parenthood will ever be in your future as a couple, then pay attention to these 15 signs. They can prove that you shouldn't raise a little one with your partner, or they can prove that there's no better SO for you in the world to join you in parenthood.