You’ve heard of red flags to look out for when dating. But what about yield signs? Yes, they’re a thing too. Yield signs don’t mean you should end things ASAP and run away, but they do mean that you should be more intentional and pay more attention if you proceed with the relationship.
Whereas red flags are more universal, yield signs are more individualized. They can vary from person to person. But according to mental health therapists, there are four that you should be looking out for.
- Inconsistency in the relationship.
- Verbal and/or emotional abuse.
- Active addiction.
- Unrelated mental issues.
Psychotherapist and relationship expert Ken Page, LCSW explains number four a bit more. "That’s not to say those with mental health problems cannot have healthy relationships — they absolutely can; however, when conditions are left untreated or unstabilized, it’s going to make a relationship very, very challenging,” he stresses.