“At some point, especially in long-term relationships, you’re going to be attracted to other people.” Keep this in mind as well if you learn that your partner was seen flirting with another person.
On the other hand, if you get another person’s number and text innuendos back and forth, not saying a thing about it to your boyfriend or girlfriend, that’s not OK.
You’ve met their family, hung out with their friends, and their clothes frequently find their way into your hamper.
So you’re out at bar with your friends, and you find yourself in conversation with a rando cutie.
And then hours later, you start to panic that your interest in someone else means you should jump ship. As long as you don’t send out signals that you’re actually available, harmlessly flirting ain’t a thing, says Emily Brown, a Virginia-based social worker who helps couples navigate sticky relational issues.
However, if your potential kin aren't exactly warm and fuzzy toward you, it's totally normal.
According to one survey, about 60 percent of women and 15 percent of men feel chronically stressed by a partner's family.
(Yes, not telling the person you’re dating about the guy or gal you’re seeing on the side totally counts as a deal breaker.) Equally worthy of ending it: If your partner repeatedly puts you down, invalidates you, or belittles you, which qualifies as emotional abuse, Batshaw adds.