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8 Things That Can Crush A Relationship Over Time

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As easy as a relationship can feel at the beginning, over time things can get hard, especially if you are doing things that are sabotaging it either intentionally or not. Learning about your significant other is a lifelong process, and you must adapt or your happy relationship will deteriorate before imploding right in your face.

It's just as important to know what not to do in your relationship, so here are 8 things that can and will eventually put you back in the singles game. Men and women are both guilty of all of these things from time to time.

1. Being overly critical

Let's be honest, everyone of us has or is dating someone who does something that bugs the absolute crap out of us. A lot of the time it comes down to just being a small pet-peeve that you have, so it's important to know if it is important enough to say something, or to just simply let it go. Being overly critical of what you consider to be your partner's flaws is going to do nothing other than build resentment.

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2. Pretending to listen

When your partner speaks, it's important to listen, even if you don't agree with what they are saying. Pretending to listen is not a great idea, you may as well be slapping in the face with disrespect. It's all about communication, and that is always a two-way street.

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3. Trying to change the other person

You want a quick way to build a wall of resentment in your relationship? Then you might want to try and fundamentally change who the other person is. When a relationship starts you really begin to learn who a person is, and if you chose to remain in that relationship you are accepting of who they are regardless.

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4. Making everything about the relationship

There is such a thing as too much of a good thing. When you make your entire life about the other person you will find yourself getting sick of each other. It's important to have your own lives within a relationship, or else you will quickly find yourself single and alone (which isn't fun unless that is what you're looking for).

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