If the relationship is long-term, do you feel it’s run its course and your partner has feelings of wanting to move on? Or, if the relationship is newer, you may feel like it’s a little rocky, and that anyone could come through and ruin it. Learning how to deal with jealousy and make sure no one takes your partner from you can be hard, but here are some ways to make sure someone doesn’t steal your partner from you.
HERE ARE 7 SIGNS THAT SOMEONE IS LOOKING TO STEAL YOUR PARTNER
1. SOCIAL MEDIA
If there’s someone who is constantly liking all of his posts on Facebook, Instagram, or screenshotting his Snapchats, this might be a sign that someone is trying to steal him away from you. While this may be friendly behavior all on its own, when someone is liking every single post that your partner makes, it may be a sign that they’re looking to make sure your partner is paying more attention to them than they are to you.
2. THEY GOSSIP ABOUT YOU
Everyone likes to gossip – it’s practically human nature! However, someone who is looking to steal your partner will more than likely gossip or talk badly about you behind your back – and oftentimes to your partner! They will make sure that they pick on every single one of your flaws and point them out to your partner repeatedly.
3. THEY’RE OVERLY AFFECTIONATE
Someone who doesn’t respect your relationship is going to be overly affectionate with your partner in ways that often make you uncomfortable. If this person is touching your partner excessively on the arm, or giving them extremely long hugs, it’s most likely a sign that they’re seeking to move in and take your partner from you.
4. THEY’RE JUST LIKE YOU
There should be nothing stopping your partner from making new friends. In fact, you should encourage it! However, if their new friend seems suspiciously just like you, it may be a sign that they’re trying to move in on your relationship. If they copy all of your personality traits and endearing mannerisms, it may be a sign that they’re trying to get your partner to start thinking of them the same way they think of you.
5. THEY LAUGH AT EVERYTHING YOUR PARTNER SAYS
Even if you love your partner and think they’re the funniest person on earth, the only person who should be laughing at everything your partner says is you. If someone is acting like they’re the funniest person in the world, they may be trying to butter them up and flatter them, which is a sign that they’re looking to move in. Laughing leads to touching which is an excuse to create a connection and have some sort of closeness.
6. CONSTANT TEXTING
Again, your partner should be encouraged to have friends, make them, keep them, and communicate with them. But if someone is texting your partner at all hours of the night, every single day, constantly … they’re probably looking at them as more than a friend.
7. THEY ALWAYS WANT TO HANG OUT
Someone who is after your partner is definitely going to want to make sure that they’re seeing your partner more than you are. If your partner seems to always been hanging out with one specific person whenever you check in on them, then it’s a definite sign that they’re probably viewing your partner as more than just a friend.