Interested in views. If a relationship is tough in the early stages (fighting, silent treatment/periods of one party not speaking to another, one party feeling compromised as they wait for the other to decide when they are ready to commit) I’m of the view that it’s doomed and you’re better off out.
Has anyone had any examples of this not being the case? IABU?
I haven’t said as much to person in the relationship but they keep asking for advice and am not sure if am just being pessimistic.
I'm inclined to agree with you. Is it going to be difficult for you to say anything to the person concerned? I do think it's a big mistake to settle down with someone you're not naturally compatible with. Plus they should make your heart zing and want to shag them all day long.
I agree with you. The early stages should be the fun and exciting phases not a complex negotiation, compromise and battered feelings. I'm afraid I've been that person but was so overwhelmed by attraction for the man it took me more than a year to decide to leave. And he then told me I was the narcissist! He was constantly hot and cold, walking out and silent treatment, mood swings and then accusing me for being hurt by the behaviour.
I'm not sure I would've been able to listen to good advice at first though.
Yep, agree completely. When I started seeing my ex we had a row about three weeks in. He was completely OTT in his argument as it was over something petty. We stayed together but it just got worse. Looking back he was testing me to see how far he could push. It was a terrible relationship and I was trying to make things alright all the time which was exhausting. I booted him out eventually when I realised I was happy only about 10% of the time.
YABU. When DH and I met we were extremely volatile. Blazing rows, constant break ups then make ups, back to blazing rows. Carried on for a couple of years. Then both saw sense, settled down and after almost 12 years together we are the calmest, most 'together' couple I know.