If Your Partner Does These 7 Things, You're A Road Stop And Not The Destination

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The reality is, not every single person you date is going to want something long-term with you. Chances are, you probably feel the same. Some relationships are just meant to be temporary. So how can you tell if your partner doesn't want a long-term relationship, but something just for now? According to experts, their actions will clue you in.

When you're in a relationship with someone who sees you as the destination, it won't feel one-sided. "Destination feels equitable," Andrea Amour, Founder of UpDate Coaching, tells Bustle. "There's a give-and-take that is true for daily things like apologies, doing the dishes, or picking the TV show to watch, to even bigger things like moving for someone's career and deciding with whose family to spend the holidays."

You'll know when you're in it for the long haul because your relationship just makes you feel that way. "You will feel calm, safe, comforted, listened to, important, a priority, and loved," therapist Dr. Danielle Forshee, tells Bustle. "When you are a road stop you feel it in your gut, sometimes without even knowing why."

Sometimes it can be hard to tell what your partner wants out of you or the relationship. But if your partner does any of the following things, experts say, they may see you as a road stop and not the destination.