5 Signs you’re smothering your partner


There’s no such thing as too much love, however there’s too much smothering and unfortunately it can end your relationship.

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You call every 5 minutes

Checking up on your partner is allowed and yes you should be doing it, but not to a point where you’re nagging. Resist the edge to engage in this kind of behavior because no-one likes a pestering partner.

You’re always ‘in the neighbourhood’

As much as surprises are good for relationships, respect the other person’s privacy and separate lives they have. Give the relationship a chance to breathe.

You always have a gift for him

This might make you look like you’re coming on too strong and trying to compensate for something. This kind of generousity can backfire especially during the early stage of the relationship.

‘It’s my way or high way’

Unlike love, smothering totally disregards the other person’s interests and desires. Those who are often too vocal in the relationship are the one’s to usually experience this. Always remember to ask for your partner’s opinion.

You’re in constant need of reassurance

This is mostly caused by insecurity and often this is where smothering starts to take place. Avoid this kind of behavior as it can result in other issues like jealosy, anxiety and fear.

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