Each relationship is a stepping stone and a learning process. Each person has their own ideas on how a relationship should work and ways to implement these ideas. It is unfortunate, but sometimes along the way things go off course. Usually the ending of a relationship was either your idea or your partner’s, though sometimes you don’t understand what happened at all. There are certain things that are just deal breakers in relationships and if not spoken about early on when the relationship is new, can lead to the demise of the relationship without you being aware there was even an issue. To avoid making these mistakes, try talking to your partner early on in the relationship, it just may save you some heartbreak!
Airing Dirty Laundry On Social Networking Sites: This one affects both men and women alike. With society today depending so much on the internet, this is one you have to constantly remind yourself of. Sites such as Twitter, Myspace, and Facebook offer quick and easy ways to reach your friends and family. This can be an awesome thing in general, but if you use these sites to dish about your relationship woes you could find yourself single again. This can especially be problematic if you and your partner share common friends or worse yet, have each other’s mom added as a friend/follower. It is best to say nothing at all about your relationship on any of these sites because it will only lead to further issues if not ultimately destroy the relationship you have built with one another. Reserve those status updates and posts for comical and witty things to say!
Provoke Jealousy Out Of Your Partner: This is more for the younger crowd, but it sometimes still occurs with people of all ages. It is understandable that sometimes in a relationship you could feel under-appreciated or neglected. Telling your partner something along the lines of “so and so tells me I am pretty” or “so and so would do this for me since you won’t” is not going to help the situation at all. It will only infuriate and aggravate your partner. If you instead talk about how you feel and be completely honest it is possible to work through things. Men and women both have jealousy in their nature and when provoked out, it can sometimes be the wrecking ball to the whole relationship.
Using A Passive-Aggressive Way To Obtain Things You Want: While this may come across as cute to the women, most men loathe this. This is where your partner asks if you want to do something and you reply something along the lines of “Ok, if that is what you wanna do”. This will get the conversation started and in theory it will go something along the lines of “Well what do you want to do?” Then back and forth until eventually your partner ends up doing exactly what you wanted to do instead of what they wanted to do. This may seem like a good idea, but it really is not. When (and I mean when, not if) your partner catches on, he/she will be pretty disgusted. Compromise is a huge part of a relationship and being selfish is not compromising.