Too Little Too Late: 10 People Share Red Flags They Saw In Their Exes

Breaking up isn't simple, but it's crucial to leave unhealthy or unfulfilling relationships. Reflecting on past relationships, we might've missed or ignored red flags. Here are 9 examples from people's exes.

Financial Irresponsibility

"She withdrew $100K from her retirement to take her family on a two-week Grand Canyon trip. A generous gift, but at the expense of her retirement fund."

Artificial Similarities

“She went out of her way to artificially like everything I liked. Bands, foods, clothing brands, etc. It even went as far as her adopting my exact political beliefs. Weird.”

Being the Ex

“She dated me. Big red flag.”

Hide And Seek

"Reflecting, my ex treating our relationship like hide and seek should've been a glaring red flag."

Lack of Savings

“She made $300K in one year and put $0 in savings.”

Pushing for a New Image

"She wished I dressed better. Not that I was sloppy on dates but when I wore jeans for a last-minute meal, she was unimpressed. She preferred men in jewelry and cologne."

Attention Seeking

“Her need for attention from other men and addiction to social media.”


“She was very pushy in the beginning to get me away from my friends, family, and home.”

Words vs. Actions

“He was good with words but not with actions.”

Saying His Exes Were All Crazy

"He'd label his exes as 'crazy'. Later, I realized he'd provoke to your breaking point, label you 'crazy' and play victim."</

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