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Relationships are one of the hardest things in the world to maintain, but being able to spot the warning signs of trouble can prevent a relationship rut from turning into a full-blown breakup.

If you’ve been experiencing issues in your relationship, but aren’t sure if it means there’s trouble in paradise or basic relationship growing pains, check out our list of ways to find out. Some of these issues are more serious than others, but they all should be addressed and rectified if you want your relationship to last.

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You Socialize Apart Instead Of Together

It’s perfectly fine to have separate interests and hobbies when you’re in a relationship, in fact it’s healthy. However, there’s a big difference between doing things apart and frequently socializing without each other.

The first thing you need to do is to find out why one or both of you enjoys spending your social time away from each other. Getting to the root of why being away from your partner regularly is something you enjoy, is crucial to the relationship’s staying power.

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