No one wants to be involved in a romantic relationship that, well, lacks the romance. A bad relationship is like a bad movie, only it is your real life. If you want to avoid involving yourself in such a relationship and focus on a relationship that is meaningful and fulfilling, it isn’t as hard to achieve that as you might think when you understand the red flags to avoid and the green flags that indicate it’s time to go!
- threats tend to be less costly than promises, but less effective in the long run
- motivation with positive reinforcement and nurturing tends to make long term changes more satisfying
- negative consequences can be just as effective if used in the right context with non negotiables.
“Just like most employees would not work long for a company that punished and didn’t pay, most romantic partners don’t stick around in relationships where interactions are negative and not fulfilling either.”
Read more: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/the-attraction-doctor/201803/how-avoid-bad-relationships