We all have habits that we are not proud of. Whether we are in a relationship or not, we pick up bad habits that can be detrimental. This may be the reason why we are still single. Or, worse, you may be pushing your partner away because of the routine you have adapted.
What To Do When You Are Unconsciously Pushing Your Partner Away
First off, if you are in a serious relationship, how would you know if you are actually doing something wrong? You have to be observant. But, to get you started, you have to check if you have the following habits:
1. You’re Pushing Your Partner Away With Too Much Criticism
If you’re too critical to your partner, it’s going to affect his or her self-esteem. It’s going to make your partner feel like he or she is walking on eggshells. You have to understand the difference between encouragement and criticising.
2. One Is A Better Communicator
Do you think that one of you is better at communicating emotional distress? If yes, it means that the relationship is not balanced. One person could be open and invested in the relationship because he or she wants to be open about his or her emotions. The other person might not be that open because he or she feels that the relationship has gone stale.
3. Ignoring Important Complaints
How do both of you handle your complaints? Most likely, you just sweep it under a rug, which is a habit that’s not good for your relationship. You have to handle one’s complaints with kindness and love. You also have to be willing to change if your partner says that you did something which made you argue.
These are just three examples that can get you started. There are so many more habits that you have to watch out for. The main point that you need to remember is that you have to open up the lines of communication so you know exactly what your partner needs. You have to be open to discussing hard topics and find solutions to your issues. For more dating and relationship tips, read other posts on the blog.