Glamour Magazine is reporting that these are the top 5 bad relationship habits that women are guilty of.
We say, you're only human! But if you can learn to grow beyond these bad behaviors, you could have a happier and healthier relationship because of it! Win-win!
Take a look...
1. Relying on the Silent Treatment
Researchers say this “demand-withdraw” pattern is the most common way conflict plays out in committed relationships. And sometimes it can be good... It might stop you from saying something you regret! But if you routinely give the cold shoulder, it blocks communication. According to Glamour, "It’s like plugging a volcano that’s about to explode—it’ll only make it worse in the end." Instead of a never-ending silent treatment, take an agreed-upon time-out from each other to calm down and get some clarity.
2. Rolling Your Eyes
This is a major sign of disrespect when used during an argument or serious discussion. It's best to cut it out cold-turkey.
3. Saying “Always” and “Never”
Speaking in absolutes can make your partner immediately go on the defensive. As Glamour puts it... "Let’s say he goes MIA any time he’s with his boys. Before saying 'you always ignore me when you’re out!' go for 'I feel like it’s hard to get your attention when you’re hanging out with friends, even if it’s something important.' Using “I” statements shows you’re not trying to blame him, just explain how his actions affect you. He’ll be more likely to want to find a solution if he doesn’t feel like you’re making unfair accusations."
4. Making Fun of Him in Front of His Friends and Family
There's a big difference between playfully joking and actually offending, or hurting your partner's feelings. And remember, that definition depends on their interpretation of your "joke."
5. Saying You’re Fine When You’re So, So Not
This is a tough one! Sometimes you might not want to say what's wrong, or you might not be able to pinpoint the exact issue. Glamour has some great advice for this one, saying "One way I’ve squashed this is by implementing this rule: I don’t get to be annoyed about something unless I explain why. If I refuse to talk about it, that means no grudge-holding. It’s pushed me to express my feelings when there’s something I really need to talk about and let go of things that aren’t big enough to matter."