Relationships are fun and exciting to get into. That’s why we all quickly get into one when we meet someone we connect with. The initial rush we feel when we meet someone attractive can drive us to spend more time with them and continuously communicate with them. As the relationship progress, certain things can creep in and kill it. Here are 7 of such things to look out for:
1. Unwillingness to compromise
No relationship will survive without compromise. To build a happy, lifelong, thriving relationship, both parties involved must be willing to compromise on so many things. It is just what it is.
2. Bad communication skills
Communication is vital in every relationship. If you don’t express what you need, how will your partner know what to give? If you don’t listen to your partner, how will you understand their needs? Proper communication by both parties involved is a significant step to keeping the relationship alive.
3. Lack of intimacy
Intimacy is a big part of a romantic relationship, and when that is taken away, the relationship begins to die. Sexual and emotional intimacy is necessary for a relationship to keep thriving. As much as you enjoy having copulation with your partner, have emotional bonding sessions with them. Get to know their deepest desires. Share beautiful, emotionally filled moments with them.
Ensuring your partner has everything that brings them joy is not a wrong move but dedicating your entire life to make them happy while you have no experience of your own is the wrong move. You are an individual who is capable of having their own dreams and goals, don’t keep them aside so you can dedicate your entire self to your partner. It will only make you resent your partner and make your partner look selfish. Over time, your partner may also get tired of being the only source of joy you have because that responsibility will be too much on him or her.
Jealousy is a sign of insecurity and lack of trust for your partner. Every relationship requires trust to grow. If you don’t trust your partner, your relationship won’t last long.
The majority of people in the world do not want to share their partners. No matter how much they tell you, they don’t have a problem sharing. We are naturally selfish, and having a slight sense of ownership over our partners is normal. We do not want a partner who can easily share their body and emotions with another person. We want people who are faithful to us, people we can trust. Cheating is one of the significant causes of divorce in our society today because it destroys our trust, and it is a disrespectful act.
7. Poor financial skills
One of the top five reasons for divorce is finances. A financially unstable person with poor spending skills will lead to any romantic relationship they get into bankruptcy. You and your partner have to work on being financially savvy so that finances won’t be the relationship’s downfall.
We run into a problem in relationships because we neglect everything we use to do with our partners when we first got together. The more we spend time with our spouses, the more we get so comfortable and lose our core values, which ends up killing the relationship.