How To Differentiate Between Mature And Immature Relationships

There are many different types of relationships around, ranging from long-term, serious relationships to immature relationships and even toxic ones. When it comes to differences between mature and immature relationships, some stark differences will indicate just what type of relationship you are in.

Naturally, those who are looking for something serious, long-term, and secure want to be in a mature relationship, but both partners have to be in it for the long-haul for this to happen. In this article, we will look at some of the differences between mature and immature relationships.

What Are the Differences?

The various differences that separate a mature relationship from an immature one. Some of the key ones include:

Cheating

Cheating is a problem that puts an end to many relationships, but in a mature relationship, neither partner should be thinking of straying. In mature relationships, any issues are addressed rather than one partner running into the arms of someone else.

With immature relationships, couples sometimes cheat regularly – in fact, these relationships are sometimes fraught with cheating. One partner cheats, and then the other revenge cheats, and it goes on and on in this way.

Changing Partners

When you are in a mature relationship, you do not spend your time wishing you were with someone else or consider changing partners. These relationships are designed to be for the long-haul, which means that no matter what the issues, they are sorted out like responsible adults.

Often, in immature relationships, one wrong foot can mean you get kicked to the curb and your partner then goes off with someone else. There seems to be no thought or guilt involved in simply ending the relationship and finding a new partner, even though the relationship then continues after a while – known as an 'on/off relationship'.

Jealousy

When you are in a mature relationship, you both exercise honesty and trust one another implicitly, which is what strengthens the bond. This means that there is no need for jealousy because both partners can be trusted.

However, in an immature relationship, partners often lie to one another and there is little trust there. This means that one partner or the other gets jealous very quickly because they have no idea what the other person is up to and do not trust what they say.

Constant Communication

Constant communication is something that many people demand from their partners, whether it is continual texts throughout the day, constant Facebook messages, or even multiple phone calls. This is a sign of insecurity and indicates an immature relationship.

With a mature relationship, you don't have to be in constant contact, as each partner is secure and does not feel the need to have to do this. Couples in mature relationships contact one another as and when they wish to rather than making one person feel like they have to keep contacting the other.

Mind Games

One thing that immature relationships are known for is mind games, and these can become very tiring, frustrating, and irritating. Many people in immature relationships waste a lot of time and effort getting involved in mind games, which can essentially end up breaking the relationship.

Those in mature relationships have no need or desire to get involved with mind games. They simply enjoy one another's company, get on with their lives, and work toward building a future together.

What Sort of Relationship Are You In?

By looking at these points, you can better determine the difference between a mature and immature relationship. So, you can more easily see what type of relationship you are in – and whether it is likely to last!