It would be amazing if every relationship started with a clean slate. No expectations, no baggage, no stress. But far too often, issues from your last relationship can come back to haunt you — and mess with the relationship you're in now.
The truth is, there's not an exhaustive list of issues that can crop up again. "Pretty much any past romantic issues can come back to haunt your current relationship!" relationship therapist Aimee Hartstein, LCSW tells Bustle. "The best thing you can do to handle this is be aware about past issues and also recognize that your past partner and current partner are two different people. Let’s say your past partner never wanted you to come out with [their] friends and family. They always kept you separate from the rest of their life. This may have been one of the reasons that the two of you broke up. In your next relationship you are likely to be on guard to see if they're inviting you into their life or not. You might be hypersensitive to small comments or discussions that suggest you are going to have the exact same issue with the net person. Being aware that this is a trigger for you, can go a long way towards helping you not see problems that aren’t there."
But even though pretty much any issue can resurface in your current relationship, there are some that experts say rear their ugly heads far more frequently than others. Here are the issues that you should look out for, especially if you've struggled with them before.