I recently went out to dinner with a few of my friends and their significant others. I was hoping to have a fun and relaxing meal with the people I cared about.
Instead, what happened?
Bickering. Fighting. Complaining about trying to make the other person happy and then piling on each other.
I had thought my friend’s relationships were all in good shape, but after that dinner I realized that there were some major cracks in the foundations.
I realized that even the strongest relationships can fall prey to a few basic mistakes, and once they do it becomes very hard to repair the damage, no matter how strong the relationship is. Even if it’s a marriage.
I sat down, concentrated, and came up with a list of 8 habits that will undermine and destroy even the strongest relationship. If you recognize one of these habits from your own relationship or you think it’s starting to develop, make sure to nip it in the bud immediately.
1. Insisting On Being Right
Everyone’s got an ego – we’re all human. And as humans with egos, sometimes we care more about being right than we care about another person’s feelings.
That’s why in a relationship it’s especially important to monitor that instinct towards selfishness, and stop pushing to come out on top in every disagreement if you see that it’s hurting your partner’s feelings.
It’s important to remember how much you love your partner, even in the most heated of arguments, and realize that your love for each other is more important than being right in one argument.