Silent killers. They are never really going to be in your face with their approach to dismantling your relationship. They come in the night when you least expect it.
They are slowly wreaking havoc on your relationship without you even realising it. And that’s the worst part.
Silent killers are so dangerous because it can be very hard to miss them even when you’re trying to pay attention.
You really have to keep yourself informed of what these silent killers are so that you would be able to police yourself in the relationship should they ever arise.
Here’s a list of the below:
1. You don’t pay attention to your partner
You really need to pay attention to your partner whenever they talk to you. You can’t just be hearing what they’re saying. You really have to listen to them and understand them in a very deep, intimate, and personal capacity.
2. You don’t reciprocate affection
If your partner is making an effort to be affectionate and loving with you, then you must always make it a point to reciprocate those efforts. You never want your partner to feel like this is a one-sided love and that they have to do most of the work.
3. You don’t give enough time to your relationship
A relationship is like a plant. If you don’t give it the time, attention, and care that it needs, it’s eventually going to die. That’s why you always have to make sure to devote a lot of your time and attention to your relationship no matter how busy you are.
4. You don’t practice patience and understanding
You should always make sure that you practice full patience and understanding with your partner whenever they screw up. They’re not perfect and they aren’t always going to make the right decisions all the time. You have to make them feel like there is room for them to make mistakes every once in a while.
5. You don’t change things up every so often
It’s nice whenever you are able to settle into a routine. This means that you and your partner have settled into a groove and that you are learning to be more comfortable with one another. However, too much comfort discourages growth and stimulation. This may mean that you might end up getting bored.
6. You set unrealistic expectations for your partner and relationship
It’s perfectly normal to have certain expectations in a relationship. What isn’t normal is when your expectations become a little too unrealistic. You always want to make it a point of setting realistic expectations for your partner so that you don’t set yourselves up for disappointment.
7. You try to control your partner too much
You should never look to be too controlling of your partner. You always want to be encouraging one another to be your own person. You always want to support your partner and make them feel like they are free to be or do whatever they want. It shouldn’t be in your place to hold them back from being who they need to be.