Regardless of the things that have changed, the relationship behaviors listed below are still as toxic as ever and should have no place between couples who intend to stay together for long.
1. Gaining attention with jealousy
People often try to use other people to regain the straying attention of their partner.
So, Dayo‘s relationship with Zainab isn’t really going smoothly because she has had to focus a lot on work problems for about one month.
Dayo has complained over and over about how she’s not giving him enough time and proper attention.
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So, to bring Zainab’s mind ‘back home,’ Dayo starts to openly flirt and communicate with Amarachi, hoping that Zainab will notice this and put back more effort into the relationship.
No matter how bad things get between you and your partner, you should never bring anyone else into the mix.
What if you fall into the mistake of actually cheating with that other person?
Instead of taking this risky move, communicate with your partner. Communication remains very potent.
2. Keeping score
If you choose someone to be in a relationship with, it is expected that you are willing to stick with them through their mistakes and also be willing to always forgive.
Therefore it does not make a lot of sense if, instead of forgiving your partner’s mistakes, you choose to keep score and hold their errors over their head all the time.
There’s nothing wrong with wanting more for someone, but once that crosses the line of trying to manipulate someone into doing something they’re not really feeling, it is totally uncool, just as it has been over all the years.