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5 Things That Could Be Straining Your Relationship

If you’ve been going through a rough patch with your significant other lately, it’s time to take a closer look at your relationship. Here are five things that could be putting a strain on your relationship with your loved one.

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5. You place unrealistic expectations on each other.

You and your partner are only human. There are times when you feel that they disappoint you, but you have to remember — there’s only so much a person can take. When someone truly cares about you, they will do everything they can for your own well-being.

All it takes is more understanding from the other side.

4. You don’t listen to each other enough.

It’s been said ad infinitum that proper communication is vital to a relationship, but everyone needs a reminder every now and then. Sometimes we’re too focused on winning arguments that we forget to listen to the other person. This ends up with the other person not feeling heard or understood, therefore not valued.

3. You’re too busy for each other.

It’s one thing to be too clingy and possessive; it’s another to completely neglect the person. While absence can make the heart grow fonder, too much absence can make lovers grow distant.

While the weight of the world can seem insurmountable, you are each other’s rock, which means you shouldn’t be shouldering the burden alone.

2. You nag on each other about every single thing.

While communication is indispensable to any relationship, it’s not just about what you say, it’s how you say it. Incessant nagging, no matter how valid your complaints are, can drive anyone up the wall and can be damaging to one’s worth and self-esteem.

No amount of scathing words can be justifiable to hurting someone you love and care about, especially if it’s just to put a point across. There is always a better way, always a better avenue to communicate your problems to one another.

1. You don’t trust your partner.