10 Unhealthy Behaviors That Indicate Your Relationship Is Doomed

The Cheat Sheet recently published an article 10 Unhealthy Behaviors That Indicate Your Relationship Is Doomed which is about the 10 behaviors that are indicators of an unhealthy relationship. To compile this list, they spoke with leading mental health and relationship experts, of which I was one. I hope you find this article informative and helpful.

Learning how to relate to your partner can mean the difference between a joyful union and a painful breakup, so do yourself and your significant other a favor by taking the time to modify potentially harmful behaviors. When things get tough, relationship expert Gail Katz says both parties need to be involved. “If you decide to ditch your old habits to save your relationship, you need to practice your new social skills so they become new, healthier habits,” Katz said. “And your partner needs to celebrate your changes and remind you when you fall back on old habits. The two of you are in a relationship, so the two of you need to work on it together.”

The 10 Unhealthy Behaviors are:

  1. Criticizing
  2. Focusing only on yourself
  3. Not making time to connect
  4. Holding grudges
  5. Blaming
  6. Complaining
  7. Getting too comfortable
  8. Neediness
  9. Making assumptions (This was my contribution)
  10. Smothering each other

The article goes into more detail about each behavior.  I highly recommend reading it in its entirety. This article also goes hand-in-hand with the other one I contributed to, 25 unbreakable rules everyone should follow in a relationship.