5. Lack of support
One of the biggest reasons that people enter relationships is for companionship and support. So what’s the point of being in one where your partner is condescending, critical and doesn’t defend you or your actions? Shoot, there are frenemies who’ll at least tell you WHY you may want to re-consider questionable actions instead of just putting you down. I once dated a guy who could never celebrate my accomplishments without A) trying to convince me that opportunities weren’t results of my work or talent, but merely good luck or B), ride my coat tails. He could never celebrate in my success without finding a way to shine some light on the moves he was making. It’s enough you have to break other people’s backs in order to avoid getting thrown under the bus in this world, but the home is no place for competition. Being alone and loving yourself beats being with someone who makes it a point to try and top you everyday.