5 Bad Habits That Could Wreck Your Relationship

Bad habits with horrible outcomes.

It always takes a healthy dose of self-awareness in a relationship in order for it to really work out. Two people in a relationship can’t go on in their romance without always looking at themselves and thinking about the aspects of their relationship that they could possibly improve. Sometimes, people in relationships could get very complacent, and they end up not really treating their partners in the way that they deserve.

It happens way too often. Two people fall in love and everything is great at first. But once they get settled into their relationship, they start to get a little too comfortable. They stop thinking that they need to keep on working on their love and so they diminish their efforts in the relationship. That’s a wrong way to go about a relationship. There should be no room for complacency in love. Relationships are always about constant evolution. It’s a learning process. No relationship is ever going to attain perfection, and there is always going to be room for improvement.

Unfortunately, not a lot of people realize this and so their relationships end up suffering because of it. They lose their sense of self-awareness and they stop caring about how their words and actions are impacting their significant others. And when that happens, it can lead to potential resentment, bitterness, and dysfunction in a relationship. As sad as it sounds, no relationship is ever guaranteed to stay together forever and that’s just a fact of life.

That’s why no matter how stable and consistent things are in your relationship, you still don’t have the luxury to be complacent. You can’t take things easy. You have to constantly be looking at yourself in a reflective and purposeful manner. You have to make sure that you don’t practice any bad relationship habits that might prove detrimental to your relationship. You have to always strive to be the best romantic partner that you could possibly be. That can only come with constant self-assessment and communication with your partner. It also takes a whole lot of humility to be able to look at yourself and acknowledge that you have your fair share of flaws and shortcomings. But relationships are always going to be built on humility as well.

So if you find that you are going to be guilty of a lot of the items that are listed on here, make sure that you make the necessary corrections in your behavior to save your relationship. You don’t want to let your pride get in the way of you going all the way with the person you love most in this world. Here are some habits that could potentially wreck your relationship.

1. You prioritize your work over your partner every single time.

Priority management is one of the more important aspects of life especially in relationships. While it isn’t okay to give up your career or other aspects of your life just for your relationship, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be prioritizing your relationship every once in a while.

2. You look at your phone more than you look at your partner during date night.

Intimacy is essential in building a healthy relationship with another person. You can’t possibly be intimate with one another if you refuse to spend unadulterated time with each other without any distractions or annoyances. When you’re out on date night, give your partner your full attention and put your phone away for a few hours.

3. You make your partner the butt of your jokes in front of your friends.

Never try to put yourself in the spotlight at the expense of your partner. Remember that everything that you say or do could either positively or negatively impact your partner. You have to be considerate of your partner’s feelings moving forward in the relationship.

4. You don’t show your partner any gratitude or appreciation.

Don’t take your partner for granted. Always make sure that they feel a sense of value and importance in your life. Otherwise, you would be depriving them of a valuable reason to still remain in your life.

5. You lash out at your partner when they can’t text you back right away.

Just because your partner can’t immediately reply to your text message or return a missed phone call from you doesn’t give you the right to lash out. Remember that your partner is an independent human being whose life is more than just your relationship. Respect that they can’t always devote ALL of their time to catering to you.

A relationship is always a two-person program. As they say, it takes two to tango. Even if your partner is exerting all of the effort in the world into your relationship, it’s never going to work out unless you are willing to reciprocate those efforts as well. You don’t want to let ignorance be an excuse for you to just give up on your relationship. Let this knowledge and awareness of love enlighten you to become a better romantic partner in the future. No one is born with all the answers. But that means you should be willing to learn from any mistakes that you might make.

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