Love is a delicate thing. If you make a wrong move, it might come to an end. What are some things that you can avoid that will help you to continue to flourish in the love that you have? This author suggests that there are three main things you need to avoid as someone who loves another. You need to avoid criticism, avoidance, and negativity. The way that the author proposes that you should be able to avoid these things is to be brutally honest with yourself and how you are acting. If you need to make changes, make em.
- According to Dr. John Gottman, criticism and contempt are highly destructive in loving relationships.
- Avoidance is a very passive-aggressive form of relationship toxicity and it often gets progressively worse over time.
- Recognizing, and continuing to acknowledge, the persistent signs of a toxic relationship can empower you to get out of it.
“Above all, know your value! Prolonging the agony of a truly toxic situation will have deleterious effects on both you and your partner.”