5 Types of Couples That Make People Question Why They’re Still Together

3. One of them is too possessive, and the other wants to escape.

Jealous or controlling behavior in a relationship can also seem excessive in the eyes of people observing. “I heard that a guy once made his girlfriend delete all the male contacts on her phone. That’s kind of scary,” a guy in his 20s commented. You need to gauge the health of your relationship. If you ever feel that you’re being tied down or if you’re the one being too possessive of your partner, it’s time to take a step back and reassess if you should stay together.