If you are going to cultivate solid relationships, you must cut off the unhealthy relationships that are seemingly going nowhere.
If a pattern tends to develop and there is a shortage of progression--you might part ways before you become too invested in the relationship.
Make a mental list or compile a physical list of the pros and cons of the relationship to help you.
There are only so many strikes a relationship can receive without it becoming virulent. They are inconsiderate of your feelings on a regular basis.
We have 2 words: "You're out." Wounded people tend to attract wounded people.
If things seem amiss, it is fine to come to a point where you both part as you will be holding each other back.
Just because someone shows up to the game, does not mean that they are qualified to play.
We all need to have boundaries in the dating world.
This means they never call when they are running late or they cancel dates to be with friends and never remember special occasions.
Good relationships have moments where behaviors are toxic but we are not talking about the occasional mistake.