By their very nature, mixed signals are difficult to interpret. “What we can interpret from mixed signals is that the other person hasn’t officially chosen to be consistent or committed to you,” Cullins says. “If you decide that consistency or commitment is what you need, then it will be easier to determine how to move forward in the relationship.”
Staying in relationships like this can lead to emotional stress. “If their behavior negatively affects your mental, emotional, or physical stability, or overall sense of peace and self-worth, then it’s time to assess the value of remaining in the situation,” Cullins says.