Jealousy is felt because we are human, it’s how we handle that jealousy that can break a relationship. One of the most harmful effects of jealousy is that it can lead a couple to limit each other’s independence. When this occurs, people can lose the individuality and strength that once attracted the very partners who are now limiting them in these ways. The result is one partner may come to resent and feel less of an attraction towards the jealous person, and the person acting jealous may actually resent the ways in which their partner has changed because of their jealous behavior.
- Being Too Domineering
One of the requirements of a healthy relationship is a sense of mutual respect and equality. Just like in other areas of our lives, we need to be ready to make compromises in our relationships. Being the domineering partner can give you a fleeting sense of power but this will surely leave your partner mentally stressed and scared of you.
Honesty and trust are two key ingredients of a great relationship. If you decide to lie to your partner and they find out about it, they lose a bit of the trust they have for you (and they may never truly trust you again). This could put a strain on your relationship and eventually lead to a breakup.
- Being Too Busy