“Despite obvious discrepancies that would destroy any relationships (like cheating, not talking, and lack affection or intimacy), still there are habits carried into a relationship that may lead to the biggest kick-in-the-stomach,” says Dia Hicks, relationship expert and founder and CEO of SwaggerScan.
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“When we think of annoying habits, leaving the cap off the toothpaste or dropping dirty socks on the floor come to mind; and those will erode any relationship’s patience over time,” says Sandra Fischer, communications expert and creator of Relationship Reveal. “But, there are other habits that damage even the most stalwart loves. The habits below can prove fatal to your relationship and demonstrate a lack of respect, one of your relationship’s biggest enemies.”
Relationships take hard work, but fighting through the hard times and talking through the disagreements will result in a stronger bond between you and your partner. It’s important to be able to speak your mind and express the way that you feel in a relationship. Holding back your emotions is a missed opportunity for growing in your relationship, Fischer explains.