As a relationship expert, I have seen a rise in the number of people who are in situationships. A situationship is a relationship that has elements of both a friendship and a romantic relationship but lacks the commitment and exclusivity of a traditional relationship. It can be confusing and emotionally draining to be in a situationship, so it’s important to be able to recognize the signs. In this blog post, I’ll share 10 signs that you’re in a situationship.
1. You haven’t defined the relationship
One of the defining characteristics of a situationship is that the relationship hasn’t been defined. You haven’t had a conversation about what the relationship means, where it’s going, or what you both want from it.
2. You don’t see each other regularly
If you only see each other occasionally or when it’s convenient, you might be in a situationship. In a traditional relationship, you would see each other regularly, make plans together, and prioritize each other.
3. You don’t have a future together
If you haven’t talked about your future together or don’t see a future with this person, you might be in a situationship. A traditional relationship involves planning for a future together, whether it’s short-term or long-term.
4. You’re not exclusive
In a traditional relationship, there is a level of exclusivity where you only date each other. If you’re not exclusive and are seeing other people, you might be in a situationship.
5. You’re not emotionally connected
A situationship can lack emotional connection and depth. You might feel like you’re just going through the motions and not connecting with each other.
6. You don’t feel secure
If you don’t feel secure in the relationship, you might be in a situationship. In a traditional relationship, there is a level of security and trust that you have with your partner.
7. You’re not making progress
In a situationship, you might feel like you’re not making progress or moving forward. You might feel like you’re stuck in the same place and not moving toward a deeper, more committed relationship.
8. You’re not meeting each other’s needs
If you’re not meeting each other’s needs, you might be in a situationship. In a traditional relationship, you prioritize each other’s needs and work together to meet them.
9. You’re not introducing each other to friends and family
In a traditional relationship, you introduce each other to friends and family as a sign of commitment and exclusivity. If you’re not introducing each other, you might be in a situationship.
10. You’re not happy
Finally, if you’re not happy in the relationship, you might be in a situationship. It’s important to prioritize your happiness and well-being in any relationship.
If you recognize these signs in your relationship, it’s important to have an open and honest conversation with your partner about where the relationship is going and what you both want from it. If you’re not on the same page, it might be time to reevaluate the relationship and consider moving on. Remember, you deserve a relationship that is fulfilling, committed, and secure.