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5 Behaviors That Cause Relationship Issues

Relationship issues are challenging. It’s not something we’re taught in school, and most of us have few, if any, good role models to emulate. Understanding the most common behaviors that damage relationships can be a good first step to having a relationship that lasts.

See how many of these behaviors seem familiar, either in yourself or your partner.

These behaviors can doom a relationship to failure:

1.Fear of intimacy. Maybe you want someone in your life, but you don’t want them getting too close. This is a common fear, particularly among men, but women also struggle with this relationship challenge. Eventually, your partner will become frustrated with the contrast between your need for love and your expectation of failure.

2.Poor communication habits. This can include everything from not mentioning the little things that get on your nerves to just not communicating in a meaningful way on a daily basis. The quality of the communication is what ultimately determines how close you stay over the long run.

Avoid fighting via text message. This is especially common with couples that are frequently separated by distance. This is a dangerous practice. We’re all a little bolder than we would normally be while texting. It’s also easy to misinterpret when you can’t hear or see the other person.

Expecting the other person to figure out what’s bothering you. This is a common challenge. No matter how much the other person loves you, they can’t read your mind. Take responsibility for your happiness and need-fulfillment and let your partner know what you need.

Avoidance. Many of us like to give the silent treatment when we feel annoyed or wronged. This accomplishes nothing other than escalating the situation. Your partner becomes resentful and less interested in resolving the issue.

3.Insecurity. Insecurity is a relationship killer. You drive yourself and your partner crazy. This lack of confidence is unattractive. Your partner eventually feels insulted. Insecurity can manifest itself in many ways:

Are you frequently jealous? This can include your partner’s close friends and previous relationships.

Do you analyze everything your partner says and does for some sign that they’re losing interest?

Do you need constant reassurance that everything is okay?

Do you spend more time worried about the stability of your relationship than you do enjoying it?

If you have a lot of insecurity in your relationships, consider addressing your levels of self-confidence and self-esteem.

4.A need for control. Do you feel the need to control every aspect of your relationship? No one likes to be dominated day in and day out. Ask yourself why you feel the need to control everything about your relationship and your partner. Micromanaging doesn’t work in the workplace, and it won’t work at home.

○This is commonly camouflaged as caretaking taken to the extreme. But caring for the other person isn’t the real purpose. The real purpose is control.

5.Assuming the role of the martyr. “Nice guys” and many women often assume this role. They mistakenly believe that if they sacrifice enough in the name of their partner’s happiness, they’ll eventually get what they need in the end. Over time, this leads to a level of resentment that can never be satisfied.

Look at your past experience and consider how many of these relationship issues were present in yourself or the other person. By avoiding these common behaviors, you can give your relationships a much better chance of surviving and thriving. Take a hard look at yourself and make the necessary adjustments. Great relationships make life an exciting and rewarding experience.

More Resources

7 Behaviors That Ruin a Relationship

Why love fades and people in relationships grow apart is one of life’s great mysteries. What prevents us from maintaining the passion, attraction, admiration, and closeness we once felt for our partner?

10 Behaviors That Ruin Relationships (And How To Avoid Them)

We enter relationships in complete bliss and then hit a wall. We don’t know what’s happened, but things are not what they once were and it feels wrong. The zest and juiciness of being in love has become a habit with all the stressors of life added in.

The everyday things that could be destroying your relationship

The decline of a relationship is rarely something that just happens overnight. More often than not issues brew under the surface for a period of time.

6 Behaviors That Kill Relationships (Matthew Hussey, Get The Guy)

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1000 Questions for Couples

Based on Dr. Arthur Aron’s research I have not only put together questions that will help couples FALL IN LOVE but have scientifically collected a total of 1,000 of the most important questions couples should ask each other.

One of the biggest reason relationships end is because couples fail to ask the big questions before they walk down the aisle.

If couples simply spent some time asking each other the questions that really matter, they’d greatly increase their chances of staying together.

The great thing about a “question book” is that it makes it easier to ask those difficult questions and encourages an environment to address them.

It includes tough subjects like money, career, past and present relationships, religion, morals, convictions & beliefs, personality, and even sex.

But don’t get me wrong ­ while there are many serious and tough topics to discuss, there are also many “lighter” yet just as important topics, including the car and driving, vacations, food and well being, pets, and your favorite things.

That’s one thing I really loved about this book. It covered every conceivable topic from the super serious to the light-hearted and fun, making it easy for couples to start with easy questions and build their way up to important ones.

Also, a great bonus is having the ability to deliver 3 – 5 of the questions to my email each day, making everything automatic. I just go about my day and get new questions to ask my loved one, without having to really think about it.

In all, there’s nothing really negative I can say about this book. It delivers exactly what it says and covers every question you would ever want to ask your loved one.

I highly recommend this book for everyone. NOT just couples who are thinking of getting married but also couples who just want to feel closer together, or people dating, who just want more things to talk about.

1000 Questions for Couples – official site

Read the questions that have made strangers fall in love and couples drawn closer together

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