Plenty of people turn to astrology, friends and family, or counselors when trying to find the right partner. Sometimes, though, your body may be the best judge. In fact, the signs your body is telling you you're in the wrong relationship may be all the evidence you need to move on.
After all, it's easy enough to justify a partner's bad behavior to yourself. Plus, your closest confidants may be won over by an especially charming partner, even if you're less than sure about that person. But your gut and your muscles and your heart won't lie. If a particular partner leaves you feeling exhausted, tense, or too nervous to think properly, then this is likely a bad sign.
So the next time you're confused about a certain partner, pay attention to the way you react physically. "When you’re with the wrong partner, your body will tell you," says Treva Brandon Scharf, ICF-life coach and dating coach. Stress, anxiety, and even the fight-or-flight response will turn into the new normal. "In short, a bad relationship is bad for your health," says Scharf. Learn how to protect your heart and your health by watching out for these physical signs of a bad relationship. And as always, don't hesitate to reach out to counselors or other health professionals for help if you feel stuck in the wrong relationship.