“Men mess up and then we feel badly about it.” One of my best friends in graduate school used to say this.

As we swapped stories, too often this was a conclusion we came down to. Another said he was too good for the girl he was dating. Women wishing it was a small drawback and not an indication of something bigger.

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Then when it didn’t work out they’d feel badly…about themselves.

No, not the guy who said all of these offensive things or treated a woman disrespectfully.

Or, as she puts it, "where [each sign] might shoot themselves in the foot." Here are each sign's worst trait when it comes to love, as well as who they're most compatible with.

You are always watching what you say or how you act, because your partner tends to get on your case or has been critical of you in the past.

If you’ve experienced this stage in the relationship, perhaps it’s time for you to take a deeper look into your relationship.

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Should he stay in love with you, or should he just get back to hanging out with his friends and ignore you? And most importantly, are you worth loving forever considering the fact that being with you means he can’t sow his wild oats into any other woman for… [Read: How guys fall in love – The seven stages of love for men] Why do guys fall out of love?

The infatuation period is always a blurry haze for both the sexes.

There’s a huge difference between being caring and being controlling. He might comment on what you’re wearing, and not in a good way Comments like this might touch on how ‘short’ your skirt is, how ‘tight’ your dress is or how ‘sexy’ you look (and not in a fun, flirty or complimentary way).