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5 Reasons Why Good Relationships Go Bad

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5 Reasons Why Good Relationships Go Bad

By eHarmony, DivineCaroline

Most of the triggers that cause a budding relationship to detonate are not that mysterious. Here are some of the most common:

1. Unchecked Emotional Baggage
The biggest type of baggage which will stop the best relationship in its tracks? Unresolved emotional issues. All of us carry around wounds we’ve received as children, or in past relationships; the key is how willing you are to examine them, understand them, and work through them. Left unchecked, you’ll likely encounter the same problems in every relationship you start. Self-exploration is a wonderful thing.

2. Dishonesty and Deception
Want to know how to instantly ruin a really great relationship? Then lie to your partner, cheat, or engage in other questionable behaviors. Lies destroy a crucial component in a partnership: trust. A person’s need to lie is a telling clue about his or her character, and emotional health as well.

3. Lazy Bones
“Things started out great! He planned nights out, made me dinner, and now I can’t get him off of the couch to do anything!” Some people put their best feet forward when trying to woo their partners, but once they are feeling comfortable, they stop putting any thought or energy into the relationship. This can be a fatal error. Both partners have to give in a relationship, and that means sharing responsibilities, thinking up date ideas, and providing dinner (even if it’s take-out!).

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2:06AM PST on Jan 26, 2013

thanks a lot of truth in your article.

2:03AM PST on Jan 26, 2013

Sounds about right.

1:57AM PST on Jan 26, 2013

Interesting. Thanks

11:45PM PST on Jan 25, 2013

Thanks

3:55AM PST on Dec 23, 2012

Thank you :)

8:25PM PST on Nov 28, 2012

great advice - thanks

3:24PM PDT on Oct 14, 2012

I thought my marriage was perfect. then I found out about the girlfriend. Talk about a low blow

9:23AM PDT on Sep 27, 2012

yup, when we are no longer on our " best behaviour" all kinds of things happen

10:56AM PDT on Sep 26, 2012

thanks

7:10PM PDT on Sep 17, 2012

good advice

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