Obsession can kill a relationship. Wanting to be with a person almost all the time, never letting this person out of your sight or out of your mind can be the thing that extinguishes the flame in your love. This can well mean that you lose the very relationship over which you obsess.
To a certain extent, some form of relationship obsession is normal, particularly at the infancy of such a relationship.
If both partners feel that this sort of relationship works for them, there might be little or nothing that friends or family members can do.
However, when it becomes one-sided, it's something you should probably be more concerned about.
By knowing how to spot the trouble signs early on, you'll know when it's time to take a step back from the relationship and do some thinking.
According to experts, there are certain obsessive signs to look out for in a relationship, just to know if you're crossing the line. Check them out below.
1. Subject of discussion
Oftentimes, when you're hanging out with friends, do you find yourself talking more about your partner even when the topic of discussion isn't related? If you’re constantly venting to your friends about your relationship, chances are you're obsessed with the direction and depth of the relationship.
2. Emotional roller coaster
This is when your emotions become inconsistently unstable and unpredictable. One minute you're on top of the world and the next minute you're in despair wondering if your lover still loves you. Chances are, you're battling with obsession.
3. You stopped doing the things you love
When you find out that you no longer derive happiness in the things you love doing, like reading good books, writing poems or articles, then best believe that you're threading an unhealthy path in that relationship. It’s probably time to take a step back and reevaluate what this partnership is really bringing into your life and what you're giving up.
4. Your world revolves around your partner
It's a normal phenomenon to think about your partner throughout the day, because they are a big part of your life. But when you reach the point where you're so focused on them that everything occurring in your world relates to them, you're obviously heading into obsessive territory.
A healthy relationship is about balance and compromise for both parties. Ultimately, if something is right, you'll feel it. If you think one of the two of you is obsessed, you'll probably feel that too.