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The Top 5 Bad Habits That Ruin Relationships

No matter how great your relationship, we all have a tendency to fall into bad habits that pick away at what you two have – even if you don't realize it. We're not talking about leaving the seat up or drunk sexting her best friend, she was asking for it anyway. We're talking about the type of stuff that makes a relationship seem like work and stops it from being enjoyable anymore. Let's take a look at some bad habits to break.

1. Passive Aggressiveness

Don't hold a grudge, be open and talk about whats bothering you. It may not be a fun conversation but its much better than letting resentment build up. Passive aggressiveness is one of those things that really affects you much more than the other person and you don't need to force yourself to feel shitty when the other person may not realize how much their actions or words are bothering you.

2. Spending Too Much Time Together

Absence makes the fond grow fonder, constantly being together makes you both go nuts. First, it's healthy and necessary to spend time with friends and other people. Second, the more time you spend together the less mystery and the more nitpicking over annoying little habits. You can't put all your eggs in one basket, it puts too much pressure on both of you.

3. Jealousy

There's two types of jealousy. First, the most common one – being jealous of other guys that she interacts with. Yes, they all want to bang her, that's life. You can't avoid that as long as you are with any girl worth being with. But what are you getting jealous of? The rejection those guys are feeling when she says “no” and goes to see you? You either trust her or you don't. If you don't, maybe you're not doing enough to keep her. Or she's just a slut.

The other type of jealousy is being jealous of her spending time with other people. This is usually the case in relationships where she is more social at work, school, and life and you might not be. You don't need to be jealous of her friends, this is just you blaming her for not being there for you when you're bored. If you have a solid relationship and trust one another, there is simply no reason to be jealous except your own insecurities. Work on that.

4. Criticizing

Honesty is important but the strongest relationships are built on support. If you are going to be criticizing her (or vice versa), then it doesn't really seem like you're a team. You can get criticism from anyone, if you want a relationship to work then you need to give each other something that you can't get from any stranger in the street – support.

5. Lying

What do you really have with one another if you don't have trust? A relationship built on lies is like bad Mexican food – you can pretend it's good for a while but eventually there's going to be a huge, painful explosion. Besides, the whole point of a relationship is supposed to give you the chance to be completely open and honest, don't ruin the experience for yourself.