When we hear the word relationship we usually imagine two people who are very happy and in love. However, not every relationship is so blessed. But it does not mean it is impossible to improve the quality of your relationship. It is important to know what things you should never do or accept from your partner.
1. Blunt and rude communication
When we are angry about something we usually act rudely. But this kind of behavior should never be tolerated. Never allow your partner to humiliate you. Sometimes being blunt can be mistaken as being honest, but they are completely opposite things. If your partner is unable to change such behavior, it is time to reconsider your relationship.
2. Demanding you to change
When in a relationship it is usually normal to be very careful towards each other at the beginning. However, once you get to know each other more you might try to change who you are and demand certain things from your partner. You must never ask your partner to change who they are neither to accept such things when it comes to your personality or life.
3. Putting you down
If your partner constantly insults or belittles you, you should never accept that quietly. Also, being overly critical about anything you do is another unacceptable behavior that you should never consider normal from your partner.
This is a very unhealthy trait, and it also includes being jealous of your work or achievements as well as your possessions. This is a sign of a superficial relationship, so talk with your partner about their behavior and if they are not willing to stop behaving that way, it is time to move on.
There are rough patches in every relationship, it is completely normal to get upset or angry for a while, but that never gives you the right to hurt your partner. Some people use physical violence as a usual reaction to anger, but it should never be accepted.
6. Unhealthy competition
You should never begin a competition with your partner in any aspect of your life. Couples should look together in the same direction, not straying further away from each other by trying to prove something.
7. Forced physical intimacy
The need for physical intimacy in a relationship is normal, but it is not acceptable to force your partner into doing something they are not comfortable with. Both partners are equal and their desires should be respected.
8. Financial demands
When both partners work, finances are usually never a problem. But, if one of the partner is not working and they demand from the other one to bring money in any way they can, is a sign of an unhealthy relationship.
9. Keeping secrets from each other
Sharing every single detail with your partner is not always a good idea, especially when it is about something that will never harm or reflect on them. But, it is never acceptable to keep things hidden from your partner which can someday hurt your relationship.
10. Mind games
Being too familiar with each other can make you feel stuck into a routine and the romance will quickly fade. But, also playing mind games can kill the love instantly. Being dragged into mind games will never reflect positively on your relationship.
11. Being unorganized
Messy partners will quickly become unattractive and disorganized. If your partner is messy, try to help them create a schedule and everyday routine that can help them organize things easily.
12. Not helping around the house
Dividing chores in the household is important for smooth functioning of a home. So, instead of waiting for instructions it is better to take the initiative and divide the chores with your partner that you will consider your own responsibilities.
13. Public humiliation
Even though having disagreements and arguments is normal in a relationship, you should never discuss such things in public. Also, humiliating your partner around others is a big NO.
14. Manipulative behavior
If you constantly agree to do anything your partner demands because they make you feel guilty of you don’t, they are manipulating you and you should do something about it.
15. Lying and cheating
Honesty and trust are very important for a healthy relationship. A cheating and lying partner does not care about the relationship at all, and if it happens once it will happen again.
16. Emotional blackmail
This means your partner is using threats to make you do things. If they often exploit you to fulfill their selfish needs, it is time to move on.
17. Dominating behavior
Even though it is good to get advice from your partner from time to time, you must never allow them to dominate you. A dominating partner will always make you do things their way, so it is important to find balance when making decisions.
18. Trespassing boundaries
Boundaries are important even in a relationship. Both partners need their alone time to do the things they enjoy. If your partner is trying to prevent you from doing something you love, they are crossing the boundaries and you should never allow them to do so.
Spending every minute of the day with your partner might make the relationship boring, but ignoring is not healthy at all too. If your partner often ignores your texts, calls or messages it means they don’t appreciate you enough.
20. Leaving you alone
If your partner never wants to include you in activities they do and if you often feel left out, it is a sign you should reevaluate your relationship. Being alone too much can lead to sadness and depression and will only have a negative impact on your love.
21. Not respecting you and your family
If your partner disrespects your friends or family members, they are also disrespecting you. You must never allow them to do so.
22. Taking you for granted
If your partner often makes plans and decisions without ever consulting you, they are probably taking you for granted. You must stand up for yourself against this behavior.