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5 Relationship Mistakes To Avoid in 2024

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The new year brings a positive attitude and approach to one’s love life when one forgives past mistakes and misunderstandings. We all know that it’s hard to break old patterns and we may end up feeling a sense of frustration if we don’t reach our relationship goals and also damage our self-esteem. Here’s a list of relationship mistakes we should let go of this new year :

Rushing Relationships

Sometimes people enter a relationship because of the pressure they are under. When people take things slow in a relationship it leads to deep emotional intimacy. Rushing a relationship may prevent you from creating a healthy and satisfying relationship with your partner. Slow down the relationship by focusing on being your best self and spending more time with your friends and family as you wait to form a commitment with your partner.

Expecting Perfection

Expecting perfectionism in a relationship may lead to a lack of intimacy and may contribute to conflict and criticism. When a person expects their partner to meet impossible standards, they may not be happy in the relationship and one of the people may end up feeling disappointed and unappreciated.
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Avoiding Confrontation

One of the myths that most people believe is that happy couples never fight. The truth of the matter is that conflict is natural and unavoidable in relationships. There’s nothing wrong with disagreeing with your partner. The key to a healthy relationship is developing healthy ways of resolving differences rather than avoiding conflict with your partner.

Being Too Codependent

A codependent relationship is a dysfunctional relationship where one partner is a caretaker while the other partner takes advantage. People in codependent relationships have a problem recognizing and reinforcing boundaries. One partner is manipulative and controlling while the other doesn’t insist on boundaries. Group therapy is crucial to people in such relationships. Therapists can help partners find ways to express and acknowledge their feelings and specific patterns of behaviours like the “need to be needed” and expecting the other party to centre their whole life around them.

Not expressing your love

While the people who matter to us know that we love and appreciate them, it is important to be told in different ways that they matter to us. You can express love in various ways including complimenting them, giving them undivided attention, learning the art of forgiveness ( letting the mistakes go and learning to move on) and spending quality time with them.
It is advisable to prioritize your emotional well-being and healing before you pursue a romantic relationship. By avoiding the above-listed relationship mistakes, you set the stage for a more satisfying relationship experience.
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