Relationships Mistakes (The Ultimate Guide + Image Quotes)

So you've moved past the dating stage and are now in a “relationship.” Depending on how you proceed, this could be the best or worst time of your life. I'm approaching this topic with a five-year (and counting) relationship full of highs and lows. Learn from my mistakes and triumphs, and avoid these common relationship blunders.

1. One of the primary reasons for a relationship's failure is the loss of romance

It's easy to become complacent and slack off on romantic endeavors. Relationships are, in fact, labor. Not that you won't have fun along the way, but keep in mind that being romantic with your partner requires a concerted effort.

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2. Attempting to exert control over our significant other

Many of us have control issues or are irritated by things the other person does. Both of these scenarios can make us want to exert control over or comment on every move the other person makes. But consider this: do you want someone telling you what to do every waking minute of your life? You are not this individual's parent. If he or she is an adult, treat them as such.

3. Demanding perfection

We are all human beings. We're all human and make mistakes. Don't hold your significant other to unrealistically high standards. This is especially difficult for those of us who have unrealistically high expectations of ourselves, but that's a topic for another day.

4. Avoiding conflict

Because fighting is not how most of us prefer to spend our time, it can be tempting to simply brush all of our problems under the rug. The flaw in that strategy is that the problems accumulate and multiply. This will eventually lead to an explosive argument or a parting of ways, leaving the other person perplexed as to what went wrong. Communication is essential in any relationship and should never be avoided.

5. Arguing over everything

On the other hand, don't turn everything into an argument. Consider all of the issues you have with your partner and whether they are deal breakers or if you can build a bridge to get over them.

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6. Attempting to persuade the other person to change

We must recognize our individuality in relationships. We are often drawn to people who are diametrically opposed to us, and after a while, we may be tempted to try to change them to be like us. Take a moment to reflect on why you fell in love with this person in the first place. My boyfriend is generally carefree and funny, but his jokes can drive me insane at times, and I wish he was more organized. I have to remember how much I appreciate the fact that he can make me laugh and that he has such a positive outlook on life.

7. Withholding information from a loved one

This goes hand in hand with keeping communication open—do not keep secrets. You don't have to tell the other person everything about your life, but you shouldn't keep something important from them on purpose. When you feel even slightly guilty for not telling them, you know it's a secret that needs to be shared. It will eventually come out, and sooner is always preferable to later.

8. Not taking time for yourself and being overly reliant on others

If you spend every waking moment with your significant other, you will eventually lose sight of who you are as a person. Going to the store alone will be difficult, and you will find yourself consulting that person for every minor decision you make. Make time to do what you enjoy. You should have your own hobbies, interests, and friends. You will benefit from this and have a more fulfilling life as a result.

9. Failure to take differences in core values seriously

Even if you both like the same music and enjoy spending time together, you will have a difficult time getting past major differences. Religion, morality, and the importance of family, friends, careers, and money are examples of core values. Take the time to talk about these issues before moving forward with your relationship, or you may be disappointed later.

10. Avoid discussing money

Money is always a difficult subject to discuss. You could have come from a variety of backgrounds. If one person grew up with nothing and the other had to pinch pennies, there may be some disagreements about how money is spent. If you are in a serious relationship, even if you have separate money, make sure to discuss these issues because money issues will inevitably arise.

11. Forgetting to express gratitude to your partner

Finally, never forget to say “thank you” or “I love you” to your significant other. You must have noticed and praised him/her for all of the nice things he/she did for you at the start of the relationship. You stated that you loved each other all the time. Sometimes we don't realize how amazing the other person is until we think about it. Tell your significant other how you feel right now!

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You have a much better chance of surviving as a couple now that you have been warned about these common relationship blunders!

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