Relationships are fragile things. Bringing two people together with different backgrounds, viewpoints and feelings is difficult, no matter the stage of your relationship. Although differences can be a good thing, in some cases they may be a sign that you and your partner aren't meant to be. My husband and I couldn't be more different — he loves to be around people and socialize, while I'm content to stay home and watch Netflix and chill (no, literally watch New Girl and chill). He likes spicy food, and I hate it. I work best under pressure, while he needs space to think and relax.
But there was a time when I thought our differences would be too much. When we were dating, I learned a lot about the "make it or break it" signs of a thriving relationship. And while it's usually easier to ignore issues and hope they'll go away, it's generally not the safest move for either of you. Maybe you've just started dating, or maybe you've been with your significant other for years, but if things don't seem to be working out, there may be a good reason why.
Don't get me wrong, some relationships are worth fighting for, but some are just a classic example of "we weren't meant to be." So if you're on the fence about your current relationship, here are seven tell-tale signs that you shouldn't ignore.