Things That Gradually Destroy Your Relationship

December 2, 2016

It is a strange thing, but the longer you are in a committed relationship, the more difficult it is to keep it healthy. At the stage of dating, you wanted to impress each other, so you tried to be a bit better than you really are. Then you got to know each other better and realized you could reveal your true nature to your partner. When you started to feel absolutely comfortable with the other, you understood you want to spend the rest of your days with this person. A serious relationship is tricky, since you get too comfortable with each other and start taking many things for granted. You put less effort into building your relationship and it often results in failure. Usually, it is minor details in partners’ behavior that deteriorate the relationship. In order to prevent your couple from a breakup, you should know what leads to it. At Prime Dating, we compiled a list of things that can ruin your relationship if you keep doing them:


Your partner is not your property and you cannot demand anything from him or her. You enter into a relationship as an independent personality and nobody can deprive you of your independence. If you try to control your partner all the time, you make them feel under pressure. This desire comes from your insecurities and lack of trust. So, you need to deal with it otherwise your partner will keep suffering.

Harboring Resentment

Any relationship is inconceivable without fights and conflicts. You can be happy in a relationship only if you learn to forgive, it means totally forgive your partner’s mistakes and never hold it against them in future. It is important to communicate your worries instead of keeping them to yourself.


You should accept your partner as is and love them for who they are. Of course, your partner might have an annoying habit and it is okay if you want to help them get rid of it. However, if you constantly find faults with your spouse and openly criticize them, it will poison your relations and ultimately lead to a breakup.

Passing The Blame

The ability to make concessions is essential for a healthy relationship. When some couples fight they turn it into a battle or competition. Partners do not want to admit their fault and start blaming each other. This kind of situations is typical of all poisonous relationships. Sometimes it is better to apologize first and be the one who lost the fight, but saved the relationship.

Spending Less Time Together

When a relationship just begins, partners want to spend every free minute with each other. They look forward to the next date and cannot wait until they live under the same roof. When they start living together, they do not get what they expected. Since they see each other every morning and every night, they rarely go out on romantic dates or spend quality time somewhere outside their house. So, if you do not want to get bored with each other over the time, try to keep your passion alive.

Being Dependent On Each Other

It is important to have the life outside your relationship. It means that your social circle should not be limited only to your spouse. It is the first sign of emotional dependency that has ruined so many relationships. The fact that you are in a committed relationship does not mean you should give up on your hobbies, friends, and passions. You will become uninteresting for your partner and it will make them look for a more independent and integral person.


Honesty is a pillar stone of any relationship. If once a cheater, always a cheater, then once a liar, always a liar. Once trust is undermined, partners start suspecting each other and it will not lead to anything good.

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Andi Perullo de Ledesma

I am Andi Perullo de Ledesma, a Chinese Medicine Doctor and Travel Photojournalist in Charlotte, NC. I am also wife to Lucas and mother to Joaquín. Follow us as we explore life and the world one beautiful adventure at a time.

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